Charles Gounod

Faust

  • An Opera in Four ActsI
  • Premiere: 17. 3. 2022 I
  • Calendar
17 March 2022 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Premieres Premieres
18 March 2022 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
19 March 2022 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
22 March 2022 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
23 March 2022 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
24 March 2022 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
25 March 2022 18:00 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
26 March 2022 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana

Gounod's Faust is considered one of the most picturesque romantic pieces in world operatic literature. Méphistophélès' gift of youth, which is at the same time the curse of Faust's soul, is saved by a simple but the most powerful force – love of (for) Marguerite. Even today, the archetypal story of the struggle between good and evil, which ends in the apotheosis of love, stirs the depths of the human spirit and thus acts cathartically. 

The legend of Doctor Faustus – a healer, astrologer and alchemist of dubious reputation who sold his soul to the Devil to gain but for a short time all the treasures, powers and pleasures of the world – obtained mythical proportions soon after its first literary treatment at the end of the 16th century.