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Love, life and death at The Lowry

Published: 14 October 2012
Reporter: David Upton

Opera North faces up to mortality this November with three new productions at The Lowry, which take in a pact with the devil in Gounod’s Faust, a legendary but damned womaniser in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and one woman’s search for eternal life in Janáček’s The Makropulos Case.

One of the most popular operas of all time, Gounod’s Faust is performed by Opera North for the first time in more than 20 years.

Based on an enduring legend, the opera tells the tale of a middle-aged man who enters into a pact with the devil, exchanging his soul for sensual pleasure and youthfulness.