Louise Bertin (1805-1877)
Semi seria opera in four actes on a libretto based on the story of Faust written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This opera was created on the 7th of march 1631 in the Théâtre Italien, in Paris.
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
Chœur de la Radio Flamande
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset | direction
An opera sang in italian and surtitled in French and English
Coproduction Palazzetto Bru Zane, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Les Talens Lyriques, Chœur de la Radio Flamande, as part of the 10th Palazzetto Bru Zane Paris Festival.
“At a time when the Amazons are back in the limelight, I think it is also important to revive works written by women composers that clearly had an impact at the time of their creation.
Until recently, we only had the piano-vocal version of Louise Bertin’s opera Fausto. The rediscovery of the original orchestral score enables us to revive a work that had not only been forgotten, but had quite simply been lost. This is a major musicological discovery and one I feel very excited about! And the fact that it was written by a woman makes its revival even more special!
Who better to accompany me in this adventure than Karine Deshayes and Karina Gauvin, wonderful artists with whom I am used to working in a spirit of mutual trust!”
– Christophe Rousset