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Faust

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Booking Confirmation by email

Ticket pick-up at the evening box office


This production

Run time: 3hrs 15min, 1 intermission

Sung in FRENCH

Subtitles in English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese


Gounod’s romantic adaptation of Goethe’s play stars Juan Diego Flórez in the title role of the aging scientist who sells his soul to the devil for another chance at life and love. Nicole Car is the innocent Marguerite, the object of Faust’s affection, and Adam Palka sings Méphistophélès. Boris Prýgl and Virginie Verrez co-star as Valentin, Marguerite’s brother, and Siébel, her young admirer. Bertrand de Billy conducts.

After booking online, you will receive two emails: a Booking Request email will arrive immediately and a second, separate email with your Booking Confirmation will arrive within 48 hours.

We recommend arriving at least 30 min prior to curtain time. Please bring your printed Booking Confirmation to the Evening Box Office in the foyer of the Opera House. The evening box office opens one hour before curtain.

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Public transport:

Underground: U1, U2, U4 – Stop at KARLSPLATZ
Trams: 1, 2, D, 62, 71 – Stop at OPERNRING

After the performance taxis will drive up to the main entrance.

Conductor Bertrand de Billy

Doktor Faust Juan Diego Flórez

Marguerite Nicole Car

Méphistopélès Adam Palka

Valentin Boris Prygl

Wagner Peter Kellner

Siébel Virginie Verrez

Marthe Monika Bohinec

Charles Gounod (1818–1893) showed early promise as a musician and won France's most prestigious musical prize, the Prix de Rome. He composed 12 operas, of which Faust (1859) and Roméo et Juliette (1867) are still regularly performed. Gounod’s other compositions include sacred music, songs, piano music, incidental music for plays and two symphonies.

Jules Barbier (1825–1901) and Michel Carré (1821–1872) were the leading librettists of their day in France. The libretto is loosely based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s masterpiece.

100% BUYER GUARANTEE

  • Your seats are together unless otherwise noted
  • You will have your tickets in time for the event
  • Refund for a canceled event
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