Faust © beyond | Leopold Kogler

Opera in five acts (1859)

Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré  based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethes Faust I

Musical arrangement: Leonard Eröd

In French with German surtitles

Production of Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper

Premiere: Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 7 pm until 10.15 pm (Intermission: 8.40 pm)

Performances: 3 / 5 / 9 / 11 / 14 / 16 / 18 / 20 / 23 und 30 October 2019, 7 pm

Faust - Trailer

Faust - Trailer

Synopsis

The scholar Faust is weary of the quest for knowledge. In desperation he invokes the Devil who appears in the form of Mephisto and shows him the beautiful Margarethe. He promises to make Faust young again and lead him to the girl if he surrenders his  soul in return. Faust agrees. Mephisto takes Faust to a farewell feast for soldiers,  among them is Valentin. He asks his friend Siebel to protect his sister Margarethe.  Mephisto plays his merry pranks. At first glance, Faust’s amorous advances towards Margarethe are not successful. The shy Siebel also loves her. But Mephisto manages it that Margarethe and Faust can be together. Margarethe becomes pregnant and  Faust abandons her. She knows that she has committed a sin. Valentin returns home  and hears the strange news, so he challenges Faust to a duel. The latter, controlled  by Mephisto, emerges victorious. Margarethe goes mad and ends up in prison. Faust  visits her but she recognises Mephisto as the Devil and sees Valentin’s blood on Faust’s hands… Mephisto celebrates his triumph.

Cast

Conductor

Giancarlo Rizzi

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Director

Nikolaus Habjan

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Set & costume design

Denise Heschl

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Set & design

Jakob Brossmann

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Light design

Franz Tscheck

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Faust

Quentin Desgeorges

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Mephistopheles

Dumitru Mădăraşăn

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Méphistophélès (3.10, Gesangspartie)

Vazgen Gazaryan

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Méphistophélès (5.10, Gesangspartie)

Derrick Ballard

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Marguerite

Jenna Siladie

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Valentin

Kristján Jóhannesson

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Marthe Schwertlein

Juliette Mars

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Siebel

Ghazal Kazemi

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Wagner

Benjamin Chamandy

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Puppenspielerin

Manuela Linshalm

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Orchestra

Wiener KammerOrchester

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Faust

Premiere: 1.10.2019

Musikalische Leitung: Giancarlo Rizzi 
Inszenierung: Nikolaus Habjan
Bühne: Jakob Brossmann & Denise Heschl
Kostüm: Denise Heschl
Licht: Franz Tscheck