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    Louise Bertin

    This welcome initiative by the Palazzetto Bru Zane, brings this work by the composer Louise Bertin back into the spotlight.

    Karine Deshayes
    Karine Deshayes © Aymeric Giraudel
    Karina Gauvin
    Karina Gauvin © Michael Slobodian
    Christophe Rousset
    Christophe Rousset © Eric Larrayadieu

    Karine Deshayes | Fausto 
    Karina Gauvin | Margherita
    Ante Jerkunica | Mefisto
    Nico Darmanin | Valentino
    Marie Gautrot | Catarina
    Diana Axentii | Una strega / Marta
    Thibault de Damas | Wagner / Un banditore

    Christophe Rousset | direction
    Les Talens Lyriques
    Chœur de la Radio Flamande

    Sung in Italian with French and English subtitles


    Fausto, an opera semiseria in four acts first staged at the Théâtre-Italien in Paris in 1831, marks the convergence of two extremely rare situations in the Romantic lyric landscape: it is the work of a woman, and (although Italian in its language, style, and genre) it was composed by a French woman. Two years after the publication of Hector Berlioz’s Eight Scenes from Faust, Louise Bertin drew her own inspiration from Goethe’s play and demonstrated the modernity of her aesthetic ambitions. Although it closed after only three performances, today her Fausto deserves a second hearing. Together with Christophe Rousset and his Talens lyriques ensemble, Karine Deshayes and Karina Gauvin in particular will bring their combined energies to bear on this rebirth.

    Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Palazzetto Bru Zane / Les Talens Lyriques / Chœur de la Radio Flamande, dans le cadre du Xe Festival Palazzetto Bru Zane Paris

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