26, 28 and 29 July 2017
The Coade Theatre, Bryanston, Dorset
Sung in French with English subtitles | 600-seat theatre | 48-piece orchestra | chorus of 70

Brief Synopsis

Feeling that he has achieved little in life, the elderly Faust decides to end it all. He is about to take poison when the Devil (aka Mephistopheles) pops up and offers him eternal youth along with everything he has renounced including the love of a devoted woman. All Faust has to do is sign over his soul and enjoy himself. But this being opera, it doesn’t take much to know everything is going to go horribly wrong…

Cast & Creative Team

Faust, a philosopher and alchemist Alejandro del Cerro
Méphistophélès, the Devil Mark S Doss
Marguerite, a pious young woman Anna Patalong
Valentin, a soldier, Marguerite’s brother Nicholas Lester
Wagner, a  friend of Valentin Daniel Grice
Siébel, a youth in love with Marguerite Simone Riksman
Marthe Schwertlein, Marguerite’s companion     Sarah Pring
Conductor Jeremy Carnall
Director Christopher Cowell
Designer Steve Howell
Costume Realisation Rebecca Hopkins
Lighting Designer Ian Sommerville
Choreographer / Assistant Director Ruth Knight
Chorus Master Benjamin Goodson
Orchestra Leader David Spencer


Tickets for Rossini’s Le Comte Ory and Gounod’s Faust will be available to the public from Tuesday 7 March 2017. Prior to this, tickets are only available to Patrons, Corporate supporters and members of the Friends of Dorset Opera.

If you wish to avail yourself of priority booking privileges, you will need to become a Friend, Patron, sponsor or corporate benefactor of Dorset Opera. For Patrons, priority booking opens on Tuesday 24 January 2017. For Friends of Dorset Opera, priority booking opens on Tuesday 21 February 2017. General booking opens to the public on Tuesday 7 March 2017. For more details, visit our Support Us Page.