The performance of Arrigo Boito's "Mefistofele" at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice from April 12 to 23, 2024 promises to be an impressive operatic experience. A powerful and intense musical experience awaits you that celebrates the profound storyline and masterful composition of Arrigo Boito.
“Mefistofele” is an Italian opera with a prologue, four acts and an epilogue. The work is based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s play “Faust” and was both composed and the libretto written by Boito. The opera tells the story of the devilish Mephistopheles and his seduction of the scholar Faust. Mephistopheles promises power, wealth, and sensual pleasure to Faust, while Faust strives for knowledge and truth. The plot unveils the consequences of this fatal alliance and the tragedy that ensues.
The first performance of “Mefistofele” took place in Milan on March 5, 1868, and the work was later revised and performed in Bologna on October 4, 1875.
The performance at the Teatro La Fenice will be presented by a talented ensemble of renowned singers. The opera is notable for its dramatic and stirring music, which captures the depths of human existence and the lure of evil.
Teatro La Fenice
The Story of MEFISTOFELE
Cast and Creative Team of the Opera "Mefistofele"
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