The third premiere of the 2017/18 opera season is one of the most famous French operas - Charles Gounod's Faust.

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Sneak a peek - first photos from dress rehearsal

The creative duo of director Jiří Heřman and principal conductor Marko Ivanović, who were recently awarded the Divadelní Noviny award for Musical Production of 2017 for the Finnish opera L'Amour de loin, have discovered new forms of expression in an untested area for opera. This is Pavilion P of the Brno Exhibition Centre, which can boast of many superlatives - it is the newest, largest and most modern multifunctional pavilion, with dimensions of 200 x 80 metres and convenient facilities for audiences.

For me, the discovery of a new space through music is fascinating work. The juxtaposition of music, space and people is the main theme in my productions. Although I miss the Janáček Theatre a lot, I am pleased that the current situation has allowed us to create this special opera project of Faust, which for many people will be a unique chance to see Gounod's work within the expansive area of Pavilion P. One of the themes in Faust is discovering the essence of mankind's being in the universe - infinity. At the Exhibition Centre, audiences will have the unique opportunity to see what you never see in a traditional theatre. We are not limited by a curtain or by a stage, there is no chasm between the auditorium and the stage, while the view of the audience is led directly towards the extensive space, where something is being performed which transcends time.
Jiří Heřman

As with previous productions, audiences can look forward to both exceptional stage designs and direction, as well as outstanding vocal performances. The role of Marguerite is performed by one of the leading members of the Brno ensemble, Pavla Vykopalová, along with our guest soprano Kateřina Kněžíková. After his outstanding perfromance as Nemorino, the role of Faust is played by Spanish tenor José Manuel, alternating with Luciano Mastro, with Jan Šťáva, David Nykl and Ondrej Mráz as Mephistopheles.

More information and on-line tickets: faust bvv