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Calendar Pick: Faust

Méphistophélès (Robert Harrelson) challenges Faust (Andrew Ellis) to follow his instructions. Credit: Shaun Baer.

The UGA Opera offers a rare chance to catch one of the most engrossing and intense operatic performances around, Charles Gounod’s Faust. The opera, sung in French, follows the story of the aging and increasingly bitter Dr. Faust, his run in with the Devil, and the deal he subsequently makes to receive youth and fame in exchange for his soul in eternity. Historically, not a great move. Faust must then reconcile with his actions in various ways. The opera will feature multiple student groups, including the 46-piece Hodgson Singers choir and the UGA Symphony Orchestra, promising a rich and intricate sonic display that, in the nearly acoustically perfect Hodgson Hall, is sure to be an amazing show.

WHO: Faust
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, Nov. 13, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
HOW MUCH: $3 (w/ UGA ID), $20