Arrigo Boito

Mefistofele

Upcoming Performances

Thursday

Nov 8 at 7:30 PM

Monday

Nov 12 at 7:30 PM

Friday

Nov 16 at 7:30 PM

Monday

Nov 19 at 7:30 PM

Saturday

Nov 24 at 8 PM

Overview

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 completed 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.

Languages

Languages sung in Mefistofele

Sung In

Italian

Titles

Title languages displayed for Mefistofele

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Timeline

Timeline for the show, Mefistofele

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

Creators

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

Headshot of Arrigo Boito

Composer

Arrigo Boito