Fife Opera return to stage with ‘Faust’

The cast of 'Carmen' perform during last year's Fife Opera production.

The cast of 'Carmen' perform during last year's Fife Opera production.

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In just a matter of weeks Fife Opera will once again be taking to the Kirkcaldy stage with its latest production.

The company is looking to build on last year’s performances of ‘Carmen’, which found a new lease of life with a new artistic team and lots of new members from across Fife and beyond.

Now they hope to repeat the success of 2014, and are delighted that over 100 singers and musicians will be part of this year’s production of Gounod’s ‘Faust’.

Alistair Digges, musical director, said: “Last year’s show was such a great success with lots of folk getting involved, many that had never performed in an opera before.

“We all had a great time creating the show together.

“It was wonderful that so many people came along to support the company and enjoy Carmen. I hope that everyone will come along and watch one of this year’s performances.

“Faust is one of my favourite operas. It’s a great story full of drama and amazing music.

“Poor old Faust makes a deal with the devil and ends up selling his soul to gain back his youth. As you can imagine it doesn’t all go to plan!”

As well as the adult cast, there will be a children’s ensemble once again and a live orchestra featuring local musicians will be providing the music for the show.

Alistair added: “Rosemary Nairne has been preparing the children over the last few weeks and I think they’re all beginning to get excited about getting on stage and singing with the orchestra. I really hope everyone comes along to support Fife Opera and enjoy the show.”

Faust runs at Adam Smith Theatre from November 4-7.