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UMS Concert Program, November 22, 1964: Faust -- Julius Rudel

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Day
22
Month
November
Year
1964
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Concert: Sixth
Complete Series: 3449
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1964 Eightysixth Season 1965
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Sixth Program Eightysixth Annual Choral Union Series Complete Series 3449
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
JULIUS RUDEL, General Director
FAUST
An Opera in Three Acts
Music by Charles Gounod
Libretto by L. Barbier and M. Caree
After Goethe's Drama
Sunday Evening, November 22, 1964, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
CAST
Marguerite..........Donna Jeffrey
Faust.............John Craig
Mephistopheles..........Ara Berberian
Valentin...........Dominic Cossa
Siebel...........Tatiana Troyanos
Martha...........Beverly Evans
Wagner..........William Ledbetter
Conducted by Julius Rudel
Staged by Byron Ringland
Scenery by H. A. Condell
Choreographer: Thomas Andrew
Chorusmaster: William Jonson
Act I. Scene 1--Faust's Study
Scene 2--Town square and Auerbach cellar Act II. Marguerite's garden Act III. Scene 1--Street--Marguerite's house
Scene 2--The Church
Scene 3--The Prison
SYNOPSIS
In deriving a libretto from Goethe's Faust, Jules Barbicr and Michel Carre provided Gounod with a theatrically effective drama of the Marguerite portion of the poem.
First we see the aged Dr. Faust in his study about to drink poison. Mephistopheles appears to him and promises him youth once more and love in return for the gift of the Doctor's soul, and then he tempts him more definitely with a vision of Marguerite at her spinning wheel. The pact is signed and Faust is young again. He and his mentor visit the kermis, where he encounters Marguerite; but not until Valentin, Marguerite's soldier brother, and Mephistopheles have sung familiar solos. Next comes the scene in Marguerite's garden--the "Flower Song" of the boy Siebel, who is in love with Marguerite; the "Salut demeure," in which Faust hails Marguerite's
dwelling; Marguerite's "King of Thule" and "Jewel" songs, and the long duet of Faust and Marguerite, ending with Marguerite's yielding.
In the next act comes the resounding march and chorus of soldiers and the mocking serenade of Mephistopheles, in the square before Marguerite's house, fol?lowed by the duel between Valentin, returned from the wars, and Faust, in which the former is slain. Later, Marguerite, at prayer within the church, is haunted by an Evil Spirit (embodied in Mephistopheles).
The closing scene is in prison where Marguerite, her reason shattered, is held for killing the babe she has borne to Faust. Thither Mephistopheles leads Faust, who would rescue her. But she will not go with him. In the famous trio, "Anges purs, anges radieux!", her voice is heard invoking the angelic host. Faust and Mephisto?pheles vanish. Marguerite, saved from perdition, is carried upwards to heaven.
STAFF FOR THE NEW YORK CITY OPERA
General Director..........Julius Rudel
Associate Director..........John S. White
Music Administrator..........Felix Popper
Company Manager.........Catherine Parsons
Executive Secretary.........Joan A. Jahoda
General Press Representatives......Nat and Irvdj Dorfman
Administrative Interns . . . Ruth Marie Hider, Norman E. Womack Musical and Staging Staff . Dean Ryan, Charles Wilson, J. Edgar Joseph
Executive Stage Manager........Hans Sondhehier
Stage Managers........Bill Field, Dan Butt
Makeup Director..........Charles Mullen
Orchestra Personnel..........Secondo Proto
Wardrobe Mistress........Dorothy A. Kilcore
Wardrobe Master..........Clarence Sims
NEW YORK CITY OPERA ENSEMBLE: Joan August, Barbara Beaman, Ruth Cabot, Don Carlo, Paul Corder, Harris Davis, Glenn Dowlen, Anthea de Forest, Joyce Gerber, Pearle Goldsmith, Margaret Goodman, Helen Guile, Don Henderson, Lila Herbert, David Hicks, Robert Lee Kelly, Jodell Ann Kenting, Richard G. Park, Charlotte Povia, Frank Redfield, Anthony Safina, John Smith, Marie Young, and Don Yule.
FEATURE DANCERS: Premier Danseur, Michael Maule; Premiere Danseuse, Rochelle Zide
CORPS DE BALLET: Carolyn Muchmore, Dale Muchmore, Philip Rice, Alexandra Vernon, Ron Watson
The New York City Opera will present Gounod's "Faust" tonight at 8:30
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
JANUARY
20 jSegovia, Guitarist
26 Artur Rubinstein, Pianist
30 Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
FEBRUARY
8 Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra,
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Conductor 14 Paris Chamber Orchestra 23 Polish Mime Theatre
27 Netherlands Chamber Choir
MARCH
1 Rosalyn Tureck, Pianist 7 Chicago Little Symphony 12 Robert Merrill, Baritone 30 Solisti di Zagreb
APRIL
3 National Ballet of Canada 14 To be announced
Tickets: $4.50--$4.00--$3.50--$3.00--$2.25--$1.50
Standing room only t Sold out
Messiah (Handel).........Saturday, December 5
and (2:30 p.m.) Sunday, December 6 (All presentations are at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.)
In Rackham Auditorium CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET Wed., Feb. 17 at 8:30 Thurs., Feb. 18 at 8:30
D major, Op. 18, No. 3 Beethoven Cycle F major, Op. 18, No. 1
F major. Op. 59, No. 1 E minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Eflat major, Op .127 A minor, Op. 132
Fri., Feb. 19 at 8:30 Sat., Feb. 20 at 8:30 Sun., Feb. 21 at 2:30
G major. Op. 18, No. 2 A major, Op. 18, No. 5 Bflat major, Op. 18, No. 6
F minor, Op. 95 Eflat major, Op .74 C major, Op. 59, No. 3
C minor, Op. 1 8, No. 4 Bflat major, Op. 130 Csharp minor, Op. 131 F major, Op. 135 wfugue
Series tickets: $12.00--$9.00--$7.00 Single concerts: $3.50--$2.50--$2.00
1965 MAY FESTIVAL. Orders for series tickets accepted and filed beginning
December 1.
For tickets and information, address UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY, Burton Tower

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