Concert will begin at 00:25 hours GMT
Boito's 'Mefistofele' with Fabiano, van Horn, Meade and Check from New York
Boito's 'Mefistofele' is an opera in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue, his only completed opera with music. A heavenly chorus praises God the Creator. Mefistofele scornfully declares that he can win the soul of Faust. His challenge is accepted by the Forces of Good. The aged Dr. Faust and his pupil Wagner are watching the Easter celebrations in the main square in Frankfurt. Faust senses that they are being followed by a mysterious friar, about whom he senses something evil. Wagner dismisses his master’s feelings of unease and as darkness falls they return to Faust’s home. Performers:
Margherita: Angela Meade.
Helen of Troy: Jennifer Check.
Faust: Michael Fabiano.
Mefistofele: Christoph van Horn.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Rizzi.