Charles Gounod

Faust

by Charles Gounod
Opera in five acts
Libretto by Jules Barbier und Michel Carré
sung in French
In the middle of the 19th Century, people in Europe were fascinated by the Faust legend. Charles Gounod followed the drift and composed an opera that focused on the love story between Faust and Gretchen. In Gounod’s opera, Faust is not so much a scientist meditating about the human capacity for insight but a lonesome man searching for love. Thanks to ravishing melodies and gorgeous parts for the chorus, the opera became an instant success in Germany as well as in France. 
Location
Opernhaus
Duration
I.-III. Act: 1 hrs 40 min
Intermission: 30 min
IV. und V. Act: 1 hrs 10 min
Back on stage 8 April 2018
Recommended age
from grade 8
Jun 2020
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Cast
Conductor Marc Soustrot
Director Frank Castorf
Stage Design Aleksandar Denić
Costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki
Lighting Lothar Baumgarte
Video Martin Andersson
Chorus Manuel Pujol
Dramaturgy Ann-Christine Mecke
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Jul 2020
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart