La Maison Française
4101 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007
Washington, D.C., US 20007
March 18, 2022 | Open Bar: 6:30 pm |Dinner: 7pm |Concert: 8:15 pm
The Washington Opera Society Presents Gounod’s Faust with Villa Albertine
The opera Faust by composer Charles Gounod draws upon German Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s play of the same name. Faust, an aging scholar, has devoted his life to studying, feeling that nothing has come of his devotion. He contemplates suicide and, as he is about to do so, curses God and asks the Devil to appear. Mephistopheles, the Devil, appears and tempts Faust with an image of a lovely young woman, Marguerite, and Faust makes a deal. The deal will make Faust young again, as the devil will give Faust life on earth and, in return, Faust must spend eternity with Mephistopheles in Hell.
Michael Butler as Faust
Kevin Short as Méphistophélès
Kristin Sampson as Marguerite
Collin Power as Valentin
Esther Atkinson as Siébel
Anamer Castrello as Marthe
Alex Alburquerque as Wagner
Artistic Director and Conductor: Julien Benichou
Narrated by Meghan McCall and Stefan Lopatkiewicz
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Open bar 6:30-7:30 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm
Concert 8:15 pm
$250 Maestro’s Circle – includes open bar and dinner and a meet and greet and champagne toast with the artists
$150 General Seating – includes open bar and dinner
$50: Concert only (no dinner)
Business or Cocktail Attire
All guests must present proof of being fully vaccinated (original document or photograph) to gain admission. Persons ineligible for vaccination must show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the start of the performance. Masks covering nose and mouth must be worn at all times except while eating or drinking.
Washington Opera Society
The Washington Opera Society fills a void in the Nation’s Capital by producing rarely-done works of the great composers.
La Maison Française
Unique among French diplomatic missions, La Maison Française at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., offers an environment that encourages friendly relations between states, promotes outreach and cultural events, and serves as a center for professional and educational activities.