5:30 pm Cocktail Reception
6:00 pm Black-tie Dinner
7:30 pm Performance
Intermission Champagne and Dessert
Jonas Kaufmann sang the title role in a special gala premiere of Gounod’s opera. Marina Poplavskaya was Marguerite, the woman for whom Faust sells his soul, and René Pape was the devil, Méphistophélès, in Des McAnuff’s acclaimed new production which premiered at English National Opera. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducted.
Production a gift of Mercedes T. Bass, and the Betsy and Edward Cohen/Areté Foundation Fund for New Productions and Revivals
Additional funding from the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa; the Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts and Sciences; and the Metropolitan Opera Club