Arrigo Boito


The spectacular Robert Carsen production returns to the Met for the first time since 2000, with bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the diabolical title character, tenor Michael Fabiano as Faust, and soprano Angela Meade as Margherita. Mefistofele is the celebrated and only opera by Arrigo Boito—who famously collaborated with Verdi on the libretti for Otello and Falstaff.

Production a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Julian H. Robertson, Jr. and Mrs. and
Mrs. Wilmer J. Thomas, Jr.

Additional funding by the Rose and Robert Edelman Foundation, Inc.

Production co-owned by the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera.

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  • Sung In
  • Italian
  • Met Titles In
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Estimated Run Time
  • 3 hrs 29 mins
  • House Opens
  • Act I 59 mins
  • Intermission 29 mins
  • Act II 59 mins
  • Intermission 26 mins
  • Act III 36 mins
  • Opera Ends
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Production Robert Carsen

Set & Costume Designer Michael Levine

Lighting Designer Duane Schuler

Choreographer Alphonse Poulin

Revival Stage Director Paula Suozzi

Musical Preparation Lucy Arner, Joseph Colaneri, Joan Dornemann, Dennis Giauque

Arrigo Boito


Arrigo Boito