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Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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?

October 21, 2019 - March 24, 2020
Salzburger Landestheater