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Sunday 28. Oct. 2018, 6.00 pm - 8.15 pm | Großes Haus Premiere


Robert Schumann

Szenen aus Goethes Faust

Introduction at 5.20 pm

While Goethe’s classicism aimed at a whole consisting of particles in accordance with a higher plan, where the illumination of the heart’s reason is heeded and Faust seeks to understand “what holds the world together in its essence”, romanticism cultivated a sense for surprising, illogical turns, delighting in dark, mystical spheres and wandering poetic landscapes. Goethe considered romanticism an illness. Schumann had no overall dramaturgical concept with regard to Faust. He even asked: “Why add music to such perfect poetry?” – by which he originally meant only the apotheosis of the ending of Faust II. Only later did he add further “Scenes from Goethe’s Faust”, but their connection remains loose and erratic. Only the blank spaces, the interludes round out the story.

Director, Set Designer, Costume and Lighting Concept: Achim Freyer
Costume Designer: Amanda Freyer
Artistic Collaboration: Eike Mann
Set Design Collaboration: Moritz Nitsche
Costume Design Collaboration: Petra Weikert
Lighting Designer: Sebastian Alphons
Video: Jakob Klaffs/Hugo Reis
Dramaturgy: Klaus-Peter Kehr
Chorus: Eberhard Friedrich

Premiere: October 28th, 2018

A break of ca. 25 minutes after the first act

In German with German and English surtitles
Supported by the Foundation for the Support of the Hamburg State Opera

Venue: Großes Haus, Dammtorstraße 28, 20354 Hamburg
Prices: 8,00 EUR to 195,00 EUR

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