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Performance dates & times

Wednesday 25 May
7:00 PM
Friday 27 May
7:00 PM

Running Time Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes (including one interval).

Price range

$59.00 – $195.00
$30.00 – $98.00
$53.00 – $176.00
$53.00 – $176.00
Groups 8+
$50.00 – $166.00
Correction: Orchestra Victoria will be accompanying the Opera Australia Chorus for this performance, situated in the orchestra pit. An email regarding this performance sent on April 26 incorrectly noted this as the Opera Australia Orchestra, performing on stage.

Come dance with the devil in this garden of demonic delights.

Mefistofele has made a bargain with God that he does not intend to lose: he can win Faust’s soul for himself. Disillusioned with his own life, Faust makes his famous pact, and embarks on a journey through life’s wildest pleasures with the devil himself. But it’s not just Faust’s soul that hangs in the balance … and this bargain has some unexpected losers.

Renowned for his work as a librettist for Verdi, Boito left only one complete opera: Mefistofele. It is a distinctive, lush work, full of stunning choral pieces, magnificent orchestration and one of the great bass-baritone roles.

Ferruccio Furlanetto incarnates the devil himself, Mefistofele. Leah Crocetto soars as the beautiful Margherita and Diego Torre gives us Faust at his most disillusioned.

Hear the Opera Australia Chorus in all its glory celebrating both the sacred and profane, and the magnificent sound of Orchestra Victoria in this rare concert performance of Boito’s work.

Sensational young maestro Andrea Battistoni conducts.


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Leah Crocetto
Diego Torre
Ferruccio Furlanetto
Elena Gabouri
Opera Australia Chorus, Orchestra Victoria, Opera Australia Children's Chorus


Andrea Battistoni
Matthew Barclay

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