By Charles Gounod

Directed by Bernard Uzan

While Madison Opera has already been called "the hottest ticket in town," the temperature is sure to get even warmer when FAUST ignites the Overture Hall stage in May. In the most popular setting of Goethe's dramatic deal with the devil, this monumental tale is nowhere better served than by Gounod's soaring melodies and luscious orchestration in this true "grand" opera. French conductor Laurent Campellone (THE PEARL FISHERS '07) returns to Madison Opera to lead an international cast featuring tenor David Lomeli as Faust, soprano Jill Garner as Marguerite, and David Pittsinger as Mephistopheles in a production by acclaimed director Bernard Uzan.

Produced by Madison Opera at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: May 15-17, 2009

Performance Times: Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, May 17 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: www.madisonopera.org or (608) 258-4141

Ticket Prices: $109, $94, $77, $73, $49, $38, $16 Student discounts available with proof of student ID

Call 608-258-4141 for reservations or more information.

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