Faust, Opéra de Lausanne
This production will stay forever in my heart and memory.
The fantastic, poetical, dark, deep and beautiful staging (+lights+costumes) of Stefano Poda.
The breathtaking music of Gounod enriched by maestro Ossonce and the OCL.
A high-quality cast made of the most relaxed, talented and lovely colleagues I have ever had: Paolo Fanale, Maria Katzarava, Kenneth Kellogg, Régis Mengus, Carine Séchaye, Benoît Capt (the choir and figurants included).
And a warm enthusiastic audience !
It was also my first experience in a quite "erotic" character, and that was very interesting to work on,how to keep it "femme fatale", classy, elegant, never vulgaire...with the lead of Stefano Poda and Paolo Giani Cei.
This Faust production made me richer and better. I am proud and honoured being part of it. And can't believe it's already over.
Photos by Thierry Pillon and Marc Vanappelghem