Abdrazakov/Vargas in The Damnation of Faust: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Mephistopheles Final Dress Rehearsal

September 3, 2013   5:00 PM

War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
Donor Event

Approximate running time: 210 minutes.

This is the Final Dress Rehearsal for Mephistopheles with singers, orchestra and chorus.
The season kicks off with Boito’s resplendent retelling of Goethe’s Faust, a monumental work of "choral grandeur and melodic richness" (The New York Times) in one of the most impressive productions ever seen at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast includes Ramón Vargas, a tenor "in ravishing voice" (Financial Times), as the philosopher who sells his soul to the Devil; the "luminous, compelling" Patricia Racette (Washington Post) as the woman he desires; and, in the vividly menacing title role, the "seductively malevolent" bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov, a "fullbodied bass-baritone" renowned for his "wonderfully evil portrayals" (The New York Times).
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Please rsvp to attend this event.  Doors open at 4:30pm; you may enter through any public door.
This event is a benefit for Medallion Society Bronze ($7,500) members and above. Membership card is required for admission. To upgrade your membership to the Medallion Society Bronze ($7,500) level or to check your membership status, please call (415) 565-6416.


Company Sponsors John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn are proud to support this production. This production is made possible, in part, by Opening Weekend Grand Sponsor Diane B. Wilsey, The Thomas Tilton Production Fund and Thomas F. and Barbara A. Wolfe. Major support for this production also provided by the Great Interpreters of Italian Opera Fund established by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem.

Nicola Luisotti’s appearance made possible by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem, Chairs, Amici di Nicola of Camerata. Mr. Abdrazakov’s, Ms. Racette’s and Mr. Vargas’s appearances are made possible by a gift to the Great Singers Fund by Joan and David Traitel.