The operatic spectacle Faust, Alberta explores the tragic story of Doctor Faustus and his fatal deal with Mephistopheles from a contemporary angle. A Nameless Man finds himself in a remote cabin surrounded by frozen snowfields. He doesn't know who he is nor where he is from, only that something is after him - an unstoppable machine that hunts those who fell from grace. In nine scenes, he tries to collect his memory. Triggered by snippets from his past, he slowly starts to put the pieces together.
The operatic monmologue will be performed by Benjamin Bevan, whose engagements include Henry Cuffe in Britten’s Gloriana and Der Sprecher in Zauberflöte (Royal Opera House), Lescaut in Boulevard Solitude by Henze (Royal Danish Opera and Welsh National Opera), and work with BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, among many others.
Opera in the city 2018 Festival,
Music Director - Simone Spagnolo
Stage director: Pamela Schermann
Set and costume design: Cindy Lin
Lighting design: Petr Vocka
Assistant set and costume design: Joanna Townley
Cast: Benjamin Bevan, baritone
Musicians: Alda Dizdari (violin), James Greenfield (cello), Ross Thomas (clarinet), Ric Elsworth (percussion)