Award-winning opera produced by The Everyman
Prepare to be mesmerised by one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year.
Following the success of Der Vampyr, Orpheus and Pagliacci, The Everyman and Cork Operatic Society promise to thrill audiences once again as they join forces to present a new and daring production of Charles Gounod’s Faust.
Premiered in Paris in 1859, Faust is based on the legend of a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. It was once one of the most popular and most performed operas in the world and has had a powerful influence on composers and writers for centuries.
Join Cara O’Sullivan and Jung Soo Yun, in his Irish debut, with an incredible cast of Irish and international singers, a 42 piece orchestra, the chorus of Cork Operatic Society and a full brass band. This visually stunning and musically enchanting production promises to push all boundaries with its rich melodic score and darkly seductive storyline underscored with spectacular staging and deeply dramatic performances.
★★★★★ Irish Examiner
★★★★★ The Irish Times
STARRING CARA O’SULLIVAN AS MARGUERITE AND JUNG SOO YUN AS FAUST, WITH JULIAN TOVEY, ANNE GILL, OWEN GILHOOLY, SANDRA PORTER AND BRENDAN COLLINS. WITH SPECIAL GUEST BARRACK STREET BAND
PRESENTED BY THE EVERYMAN & CORK OPERATIC SOCIETY | CONDUCTOR & DIRECTOR JOHN O’BRIEN | SET & COSTUME DESIGN LISA ZAGONE | LIGHTING MICHAEL HURLEY
★★★★★ Irish Examiner “One always expects the unusual from this award-winning team but last night’s surprise was quite something. The applause and even shrieks of delight from the audience were instant. Cork is fortunate to hold winning combinations like this.” – Jo Kerrigan
★★★★★ The Irish Times “A musically and dramatically memorable production, luminous with melody and glittering with theatricality…triumphant” – Mary Leland
Sunday Business Post “The Everyman has been punching well above its weight in the opera premiership with bloodthirsty themes of one kind or another…rates as not just a big hit but a dramatic knockout” – Dick O’Riordan
Evening Echo “A full house and a sustained standing ovation is as much of a ringing endorsement as you can hope for and this operatic production got just that. As an absolute non opera buff it can be enjoyed for its theatricality and for the thrill of the music. A night of high production values pulled together with style and accomplishment” – Liam Heylin