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Husband and wife Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu star as the doomed lovers, with Bryn Terfel as the fiendish "spirit of denial", in Charles-Francois Gounod's opera, showing in the Summer of Opera season.
Jules Barbier and Michel Carre's libretto is based on the legend of Dr Faustus, who trades his soul to the devil in exchange for youth and sensual pleasure.
David McVicar directs this stellar cast in an acclaimed production at London's Royal Opera House, where performances have been sold out for months. Antonio Pappano conducts and Sergey Levitin leads the ROH Orchestra. Introduced by Charles Hazlewood.
Contains nudity and sexual scenes. Also broadcast on Radio 3 from 5.55pm.
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