"Faust," composed by French composer Charles Gounod and adapted from German writer J.W. Goethe's namesake novel, will be performed for the first time in 24 years at Kadıköy Süreyya Opera House on Feb. 13.
Previously performed at the Atatürk Culture Center by the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet from 1992-93, the opera will now be staged at the Süreyya Opera House in Kadıköy on Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.
Roberto Gionola will conduct the opera directed by Recep Ayyılmaz. The cast also includes Marco Morrone as choir conductor, Efter Tunç as set designer, Beyhan A. Murphy as choreographer, Gizem Betil as costume designer and Yakup Çartık as lighting designer. The opera stars Erdem Erdoğan and Hüseyin Likos as Faust; Zafer Erdaş, Tuncay Kurtoğlu and Gökhan Ürben as Mephistopheles; Ayten Telek and Gülbin Günay as Marguerite; Caner Akgün and Alper Göçeri as Valentin; Özge Belen and Deniz Erdoğan Likos as Siebel; Utku Bayburt and Noyan Coşgun as Wagner; and Neslişah Pekin and Nursel Dinler as Marthe. "Faust" will begin on Feb. 13 and can also be seen Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, Feb. 20, March 25-26 and March 29.