|One of PSO largest productions with 270 artist on stage|
Music, opera and choir came together to tell, as Berlioz’s described it, a “dramatic legend”. In the story, the protagonist, Faust (tenor, Charles Castronovo) is in a state of despair and contemplates ending his life. The devil, Mephistopheles (bass-baritone, Luca Pisaroni) enters and promises him pleasure and fortune and introduces Faust to Marguerite (mezzo soprano, Tara Erraught). They fall in love. There is some passion in between but the climax occurs when Faust is tricked into selling his soul to the devil in order to save his love from prison. This triggers Faust’s descension into hell. Marguerite, who on the other hand repents from her sin, ascends to Heaven.
This show punched with potent vocals. Charles Castronovo, as Faust, had a magnetic effect as a smooth tenor. Luca Pisaroni, as the devil, was a mesmerizing bass-baritone and Tara Erraught, as Marguerite, was a powerful mezzo soprano that filled the theater.
For you are the children of your father the Devil... There is no truth in him.When he lies, it is consistent with his character for he is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44)