Faust 2020

Bath Opera’s 2020 production will be Gounod’s fantastic opera Faust. Find out more about one of the most popular works from the world of grand opera…

Discover the gripping story of Faust, a man hell bent upon winning his heart’s desires, stopping at no cost, not even his soul.

Against a background of civil war, a community steeped in tradition and challenged by technological changes, stage director Dave Key-Pugh sets this spectacular opera in the present day, somewhere in deepest Europe.

French composer Charles-François Gounod was one of the most popular French composers of the 19th century. He is probably best known for his Ave Maria, based on a work by Bach, but out of his 12 operas, Faust stands out as his supreme masterpiece.

Faust is an ageing scholar. Disappointed with life, he makes a deal with the devil. Lured into temptation by the enchanting Méphistophélès, he trades his morality for the earthly pleasures life has to offer.

However, Faust’s world begins to fall apart as he comes to realise that dealing with the devil is never as straightforward as it may first seem!


‘The opera is gorgeously tuneful and tells the story of Faust, a man who makes an unlikely deal with the devil.’  TimeOut


Bath Opera’s magnificent production is laden with drama, wit, theatricality and soaring melodies including favourites such as The Jewel Song, Soldier’s Chorus and ‘Le veau d’or’.

Bath Opera: Faust 

20 – 22 February 2020

Faust:  Robert Felstead
Mephistopheles:  John DesLauriers
Marguerite:  Hannah Drury
Valentin:  Rick Fitzsimmons
Siebel:  Harriet Kirk
Wagner:  Edward Harper
Marthe:  Gill Clark

Musical Director:  Rupert Drury
Stage Director:  Dave Key-Pugh

Early Bird tickets: reductions of £5 per ticket for Friday and Saturday performances only, available until 30 November. 

Jane’s hotline 01935 475219 is now open for priority booking for members, friends and patrons. This is the perfect time to show your support for great opera in Bath by becoming a friend of Bath Opera from just £25!

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