Opera

Doktor Faust

Ferruccio Busoni

Opera in two preludes, one intermezzo and three main scenes Nach Skizzen des Komponisten ergänzt und vollendet von Antony Beaumont (1984) Performed in German with German and English supertitles

Busoni places no less a figure than THE archetypal scholar, an insatiable seeker of knowledge, at the heart of his »opera, which in fact is not really an opera«; the genius who makes a pact with Mephistopheles, and who in the end… what can we say: is damned? is saved? inhabits a place beyond good and evil? Premiered in Dresden in 1925, Doktor Faust became Busoni’s magnum opus. It remains forever a puzzling fragment.

Summary

Busoni places no less a figure than THE archetypal scholar, an insatiable seeker of knowledge, at the heart of his »opera, which in fact is not really an opera«; the genius who makes a pact with Mephistopheles, and who in the end… what can we say: is damned? is saved? inhabits a place beyond good and evil? Premiered in Dresden in 1925, Doktor Faust became Busoni’s magnum opus. It remains forever a puzzling fragment.

Complete Cast

Female and male dancers:  
(19., 25.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Juliane Bauer 
(19.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Marianne Heubaum 
(25.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Lilli Horvarth 
(19. & 25.3.) Nicole Meier 
(19., 25.3. & 20.4.) Björn Helget 
(20., 23.4. & 7.5) Etienne Aweh 
(19.3., 23.4. & 7.5.) Dennis Dietrich 
(25.3., 20.4. & 7.5.) Alexei Bernard 
(19., 25.3. & 23.4.) Dominik Strobl 

State Opera Choir
Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Stiftung zur Förderung der Semperoper

Making of »Doktor Faust«

We accompany the production team of Keith Warner during a conception rehearsal and stop by at the scenic and musical rehearsals with Lester Lynch and Mark Le Brocq on the rehearsal stage.

Recommendations

Mar 2017

May 2017

Selected Performance

  • Saturday 25 Mar 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

Female and male dancers:  
(19., 25.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Juliane Bauer 
(19.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Marianne Heubaum 
(25.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Lilli Horvarth 
(19. & 25.3.) Nicole Meier 
(19., 25.3. & 20.4.) Björn Helget 
(20., 23.4. & 7.5) Etienne Aweh 
(19.3., 23.4. & 7.5.) Dennis Dietrich 
(25.3., 20.4. & 7.5.) Alexei Bernard 
(19., 25.3. & 23.4.) Dominik Strobl 

State Opera Choir
Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Stiftung zur Förderung der Semperoper

Selected Performance

  • Thursday 20 Apr 2017
  • Starting Time 2 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

Female and male dancers:  
(19., 25.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Juliane Bauer 
(19.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Marianne Heubaum 
(25.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Lilli Horvarth 
(19. & 25.3.) Nicole Meier 
(19., 25.3. & 20.4.) Björn Helget 
(20., 23.4. & 7.5) Etienne Aweh 
(19.3., 23.4. & 7.5.) Dennis Dietrich 
(25.3., 20.4. & 7.5.) Alexei Bernard 
(19., 25.3. & 23.4.) Dominik Strobl 

State Opera Choir
Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Stiftung zur Förderung der Semperoper

Selected Performance

  • Sunday 23 Apr 2017
  • Starting Time 6 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

Female and male dancers:  
(19., 25.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Juliane Bauer 
(19.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Marianne Heubaum 
(25.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Lilli Horvarth 
(19. & 25.3.) Nicole Meier 
(19., 25.3. & 20.4.) Björn Helget 
(20., 23.4. & 7.5) Etienne Aweh 
(19.3., 23.4. & 7.5.) Dennis Dietrich 
(25.3., 20.4. & 7.5.) Alexei Bernard 
(19., 25.3. & 23.4.) Dominik Strobl 

State Opera Choir
Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Stiftung zur Förderung der Semperoper

Selected Performance

  • Sunday 7 May 2017
  • Starting Time 6 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

Female and male dancers:  
(19., 25.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Juliane Bauer 
(19.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Marianne Heubaum 
(25.3., 20., 23.4. & 7.5.) Lilli Horvarth 
(19. & 25.3.) Nicole Meier 
(19., 25.3. & 20.4.) Björn Helget 
(20., 23.4. & 7.5) Etienne Aweh 
(19.3., 23.4. & 7.5.) Dennis Dietrich 
(25.3., 20.4. & 7.5.) Alexei Bernard 
(19., 25.3. & 23.4.) Dominik Strobl 

State Opera Choir
Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Stiftung zur Förderung der Semperoper