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Gounod’s Faust and Verdi’s Requiem 

Faust of Charles Gounod and Requiem of Giuseppe Verdi will be the two last shows given by Tenerife Opera this year. These performances -from the 19th century- will take place in the Auditorium in Santa Cruz: Faust on 25th of November, Requiem on 16th of December.

Faust is a grand opera in five acts composed by Charles Gounod, with the French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré. It was performed for the first time in Paris in 1859. This opera is about Faust, a man who agrees with the devil to get eternal youth in exchange for his soul. Nevertheless, he falls in love with Marguerite, but their love will end in tragedy. It is characterized by orchestral refinement and subtle harmonies. On this occasion, the conductor is Francesco Ivan Ciampa and the scene director is Curro Carreres.

Verdi´s Requiem is a sacred composition from 1874 with a choir, solo voices and an orchestra. This Requiem has sublime melodies and dramatic contrasts. The music is beautiful and the voices make it wonderful. The conductor is Michele Mariotti, and the Requiem is supported by the Tenerife and Granada choirs. The tickets range from 20 euros to 75 euros and people can buy them on the internet or in the auditorium.

The new opera season starts with Verdi’s Don Carlo in March 2018. All these events have been organized by the Auditorium to promote opera in Tenerife.