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  • Faust

    Opera

    Charles Gounod

    Opéra Bastille - from 28 June to 13 July 2022

  • Monika Rittershaus / OnP

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  • [EXTRAIT] FAUST by Charles Gounod (Christian Van Horn) [EXTRAIT] FAUST by Charles Gounod (Christian Van Horn)

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Faust

Opéra Bastille - from 28 June to 13 July 2022

Sales open on 11 January 2022 at 12h00

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Faust

Opera Charles Gounod

Sales open on 11 January 2022 at 12h00

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Opéra Bastille - from 28 June to 13 July 2022

3h40 with 2 intervals

Language : French

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 28 June 2022

About

In few words:

“I want a treasure which contains them all! I want youth!” Frustrated by the futile quest for knowledge, the erudite old Faust sells his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal youth and the beautiful Marguerite… Reworking the legend popularised by Goethe, Gounod focuses on the love story and elevates the significance of Marguerite’s fall and ultimate salvation. Choosing to lighten the narrative’s philosophical scope allows him to strike a balance between scenes where the supernatural calls for the visually spectacular and others depicting a universe governed by inward actions and feelings. Transposed to the present day, Tobias Kratzer’s Faust reflects on contemporary society’s obsession with eternal youth. His production’s sophisticated scenography oscillates between hyperrealism and magic, between the world of today and the mysterious atmosphere of German romanticism.

CHARACTERS

Doctor Faust
Méphistophélès
Marguerite

Siebel: a student
Valentin: Marguerite’s brother
Wagner: a friend of Valentin
Dame Marthe: Marguerite’s neighbour

  • Opening
  • First part 50 mn
  • Intermission 25 mn
  • Second part 55 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Third part 75 mn
  • End

Philopera: Facing Death

14 min

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Philopera: Facing Death

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Audio clips

Faust (saison 20/21) - Acte I (Benjamin Bernheim)

Faust (saison 20/21) - Acte III (Benjamin Bernheim)

Faust (saison 20/21) - Acte IV

Faust (saison 20/21) - Acte IV (Michèle Losier)

Media coverage

  • Tobias Kratzer proves he has a flair for the show

    Le Figaro
  • A show whose clever setting and dramatic intensity move along with the plot

    Les Échos
  • German director Tobias Kratzer revives a spectacular, epic and devilish Faust

    Les Inrockuptibles

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