Faust
Faust
© Anna-Maria Löffelberger

Faust

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Revival 21/10/2019 / Salzburg State Theatre

Synopsis

“The production by Artistic Director Carl Philip von Maldeghem presents the play in a modern and visually impressive version and is convincing in all its recastings, which add new colour to the production from 2009.” Reichenhaller Tagblatt

Goethe (1749–1832) first began working on “Faust” in 1773 and kept preoccupying himself with it for the rest of his life. Mephistopheles promises to appease Faust’s insatiable hunger for great deeds and great knowledge. Faust takes the bet and wagers his soul. Together they travel the small and the big world and encounter life with all its lures and temptations. Faust is the epitome of restlessness, always striving for knowledge and replacing word with deed. In doing so, he betrays and destroys everything he once treasured: science, his lover, his own child, nature, his future. Is he himself the power that would / always work the evil and always wishes good?

Introductory Talk: 30 and 45 min before curtain up

Reviews

"Die Inszenierung von Intendant Carl Philip von Maldeghem zeigt eine moderne und visuell eindrucksvolle Version des Stoffes und überzeugte in allen neuen Besetzungen, die der Inszenierung von 2009 neue Farben verliehen. [...] Ein ausdrucksstarkes Ensemble führt durch die zeitlose Geschichte, die zahllose Möglichkeiten für eigene Deutungen bietet. "Faust" im Salzburger Landestheater ist zweifellos bereicherndes, mitreißendes und berührendes Theatererleben und lässt einen alten Klassiker in neuem Glanz erstrahlen."

Reichenhaller Tagblatt

Cast

Director Carl Philip von Maldeghem

Stage and Costume Design Christian Floeren


Der Herr Sophie Mefan

Mephisto Gregor Schulz

Faust Christoph Wieschke

Gretchen Nikola Jaritz-Rudle

Theaterdirektor / Wagner Marco Dott

Raphael / Lieschen Janina Raspe

Schüler / Valentin Tim Oberließen

Hexe / Marthe Scherdtlein Britta Bayer

Figurenspiel Pudel Heide Hölzl

Gesellen in Auerbachs Keller Marco Dott
Axel Meinhardt
Tim Oberließen
Walter Sachers

Bürgerin / Hexe Eva Christine Just

Osterspaziergang / Walpurgisnacht Ensemble

Burschen Lukas Blaukovitsch
Finnian Hipper
Philip Hammerschmid

Audio introduction

von Friederike Bernau