From March 8-16, 2014, you can see Atlanta Opera’s production of Faust at the Cobb Energy Centre.
Not familiar with the work? Per the summary: “In Gounod’s operatic retelling of the famous legend, an elderly scholar sells his soul to the devil Mephistopheles for a chance to seduce the beautiful Marguerite. Faust’s diabolical struggle between good and evil must surely end in tragedy. Or does it?” Faust will be sung in French with English supertitles.
I had a chance to see the final dress rehearsal of Faust last night. If you’ve never been to an opera & want to give it a try, Faust is a good option–The story is very easy to follow, and the set brings each scene to life, from the transaction struck in the devil’s office to the romantic gardens outside of Marguerite’s home. Plus, the music is gorgeous; now that I’ve heard it, I understand why it remains such a popular opera.
Want to see Faust on the cheap? You can save, thanks to this deal on Travelzoo: If you use coupon code “14TRAVEL30″ when you order tickets online, you can save 30% on tickets to Faust. The deal excludes Front Orchestra tickets, and it’s valid for the 8:00 p.m. performances on Saturday, March 8 & Friday, March 14; the 7:30 p.m. performance on Tuesday, March 11; & the 3:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Or you can save on tickets to Faust & The Barber of Seville with a two-opera season ticket deal, dropping the price to $47 for the pair.
The Cobb Energy Centre is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.