La Fura dels Baus evokes ‘Mefistofele’ at the Opéra de Lyon

Published 08/10/2018

From 1997 Faust’s character has been present in Àlex Ollé’s career, first in theatre and film, and afterwards in different opera proposals. Forever taken from an actual point of view and through its conception, as a hero of knowledge. This mise en scène of Boito’s piece, created 150 years ago, means another step further, a proposal where Mephistopheles is the leading character.

Now the demon is a middle class European; a psychopath who works at a lab and hates everything that surrounds him, especially Faust, and who lives overwhelmed by the way knowledge is immediately shared in the network; the way in which everyone can have access to it, and at the same time, it is under no one’s control.

The piece Mefistofele by La Fura dels Baus takes place inside Mephistopheles’s mind through a multiple space, as a sort of Babel Tower, which contains from a battlefield which evokes the eternal fight between good and evil, to a space of leisure represented by a nightclub, or the routine office workplace. The new opera will be released at the Opéra de Lyon next Thursday 11th of October. A total of 7 shows will be performed until October 23. Tickets can already be purchased through the oficial Opéra de Lyon website.