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06/07/2018

Gounod's FAUST, Portland Opera, Keller Auditorium, Opens June 8 / Photos

By JOHN RUDOFF //

This production of Charles Gounod's FAUST is as visually stunning as it is musically and intellectually profound. John Frame and David Moore have provided a visually thrilling and gorgeously-lit spectacle incorporating projected and digital spectres, marionette devils that are humans in disguise, and a rich panoply within which plays out the ancient theme of what happens when one makes the deal with the devil. In opera as in life, it does not end well.

From Portland Opera's Press Kit: Faust Cast and Creative Team
Jonathan Boyd as Faust
Alfred Walker as Méphistophélès
Edward Parks as Valentin
Shi Li as Wagner
Angel Blue as Marguerite
Angela Niederloh as Marthe Schwertlein
Conductor, George Manahan
Stage Director, Kevin Newbury
Production Designer, John Frame
Set & Costume Designer, Victoria “Vita” Tzykun
Lighting Designer, Duane Schuler
Projection Designer, David Adam Moore
Movement Director, Zack Winokur
Chorus Master, Nicholas Fox
Assistant Director, Elise Sandell
Fight Director, John Armour
Stage Manager, Cynthia Hennon Marino
Principle Accompanist, Mario Antonio Marra

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