Boito’s Mephistopheles from San Francisco Opera

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Saturday at 1 pm, the new season of broadcasts from San Francisco Opera kicks off with Boito’s resplendent retelling of Goethe’s Faust.

The cast includes tenor Ramón Vargas as the philosopher who sells his soul to the Devil; Patricia Racette as the woman he desires; and, in the vividly menacing title role, the bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov. Nicola Luisotti conducts the Robert Carsen production.

Cast:

Mefistofele  Ildar Abdrazakov
Faust   Ramon Vargas
Wagner  Chuanyue Wang
Adam   Luke Lazzaro
Eve   Brook Broughton
Margherita   Patricia Racette
Marta   Erin Johnson
Elena   Patricia Racette
Pantalis    Renee Rapier
Nereo   Chuanyue Wang

CONDUCTOR:  Nicola Luisotti
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Laurie Feldman

San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus  
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson