Glimpses of Past Performances - Faust 2017
While you are waiting for booking to open for our October concerts, here is another glimpse from the Heber performance archives.
In 2017 we staged Gounod’s marvellous opera ‘Faust’ in venues around Sussex and one of our favourite sections is the famous ‘Soldiers’ Chorus’.
In the early part of the opera, Faust has made a pact with Mephistopheles: Faust gets his youth back but the price is that Mephistopheles gets his soul. Faust desires Marguerite, the sister of Valentine, and eventually seduces her and, while Valentine is away fighting in the war, she bears Faust’s child.
Now Valentine returns from the war to a hero’s welcome. He will soon learn all that has happened while he was away but, for the moment, the villagers can celebrate!