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Be the Faust to Get Tickets

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By Jimmy Lange
 · December 6, 2011

Faust
Faust (Jonas Kaufmann in the title role) comes to life with the MET's HD broadcast to local theaters.

Be "Faust" in line to get a pair of free tickets to see the Met's Faust on Saturday, December 10. Listen to Classical Music today in the noon hour for details. "Faust" come, "Faust" served. OK, I like puns. 

Gounod’s Faust– New Production
December 10, 2011, 12:55 pm ET


With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod’s classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn’t be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts on the heels of his Don Carlo success.

Approximate running time: 4 hours, 10 minutes

Go see the MET in HD at these theaters.

 Barboursville, Huntington Mall, 500 Mall Rd 25504   

 Granville, Hollywood Stadium 12, 1001 Mountaineer Dr 26534 

Nitro, Great Escape 12, 12 Jw Drive 25143

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