September 20, 2018
On September 20, 2018 Irina Lungu will sing the role of Marguerite in Faust at the Teatro Real Madrid, in a new production by Àlex Ollé (La fura dels Baus) and under the musical direction by Maestro Dan Ettinger, the first of a series of six performances running through October 6, 2018. She will share the stage with Ismael Jordi in the title role, Erwin Schrott and Adam Palka as Méphistophélès, John Chest as Valentin and Annalisa Stroppa as Siébel.
Irina Lungu, who is on record as stating that Faust is one of her favorite French operas, has already sung the role of Marguerite to rave reviews at the Teatro alla Scala Milan, the Teatro Regio Turin (a production released on DVD/Blu-Ray by Unitel Classics) and in a concert performance at the Moscow Philharmonic Society. The Russian soprano made her highly acclaimed Teatro Real debut in the 2014/15 season as Violetta in La traviata.
After this Madrid Faust, Irina Lungu’s 2018/2019 season includes the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor at Ópera de Tenerife, Marguerite in Faust at the Royal Opera House London, her role debut as Elettra in Idomeneo, re di Creta at the Vienna State Opera, Violetta in La traviata at the Hamburg State Opera, and Norina in Don Pasquale at the Vienna State Opera.
Information about Faust at the Teatro Real Madrid:
Faust: Ismael Jordi; Marguerite: Irina Lungu; Méphistophélès: Edwin Schrott / Adam Palka; Valentin: John Chest; Sièbel: Annalisa Stroppa; Wagner: Isaac Galán; Marthe: Diane Montague.
Dan Ettinger, conductor; Àlex Ollé (La fura dels Baus), stage director
Performances: September 20, 23, 27, 30; October 3, 6, 2018