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The Damnation of Faust

Kategorie Analytisches Drama DomStufen-Festspiele 2023
Dauer 2 h 30 min
Alter 12+
Preis 91,50€

Légende-dramatique in four parts
Libretto by Hector Berlioz and Almire Gandonnière
First performed in Paris 1846 (concertant) / in Monte Carlo 1893 (scenic)
In French with German surtitles

Musical director / Yannjis Pouspourikas
Production / Ben Baur
Set design / Ben Baur
Costumes / Uta Meenen

07 / 07
2023
30 / 07
2023
Termine & Karten

La Damnation de Faust

What fascinates us most about the works of Hector Berlioz today, is what irritated and repelled his contemporaries – the unrestrained proliferation of his imagination. By his very nature, he was drawn to the Faust legend, which was perceived as highly Romantic. He incorporated the “Ride to Hell”, “Chorus of the Damned” and “Marguerite’s Transfiguration” into his own Faust adaptation. He used orchestration on a grandiose scale and magnificent choral scenes to create infernal visions and spherical sounds.

However, although he dealt freely with the dramatic structure of Goethe’s poetry, he felt that it was his duty to retain the spirit of the work: our search for meaning between our lust for life, our calling and our moral standards. Berlioz’s Faust also wakes to new life with the arrival of the spring, until a warlike scene transforms his exuberance to depression. Only an Easter chorale changes his sadness to happy expectation and prepares him for Mephistopheles and his offer to show him the “true world”. After an excessive drinking session in Auerbach’s Cellar, the great tempter Mephistopheles awakens the longing in Faust for the beautiful young Marguerite. Faust’s desire becomes so strong that gives in completely to Mephistopheles’ temptation.

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Marguerite

Julia Stein

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Stein Julia
Marguerite

Alexandra Yangel

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Marguerite

Anaïk Morel

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Faust

Jongwoo Kim

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Sprague Brett
Faust

Brett Sprague

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Faust

N.N.

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Faust

Matjaž Stopinšek

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Faust

Christophe Berry

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