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Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 222 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201

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Portland Opera - Faust

Closed June 16, 2018

It's certain that Gounod's tale of the title character making a deal with the devil has never been told this way.

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Why See Portland Opera - Faust?

John Frame's Stunning New Faust

Gonoud's epic grand opera masterpiece Faust is given new life in this groundbreaking retelling co-produced by Opera of Chicago and Portland Opera. Its tale of one man's deal with the devil enjoys a modern staging and production design by renowned American sculptor John Frame, whose found-object figurines, costumes and 3D stop-motion animation fuse with the opera's sweeping score to create a sensory feast for the ages that is not to be missed.

Faust, played here by American tenor Jonathan Boyd, is an aging intellectual, whose quest for knowledge falters in the face of apathy. When Mephistopheles, played by bass-baritone Alfred Walker, makes him an offer he can't refuse, Faust jumps at the chance to turn back the clock and become young again. Yet the deal is signed in his own blood and youth comes at the price of his soul...

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Opening night: 8 June 2018


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