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Charles Gounod

Publisher: Novello & Co

Faust (1869)
Work Notes
G. Schirmer controls the rights in the English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin for this work but does not supply orchestral materials.
Text Writer
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré after Goethe. English translation by Ruth and Thomas Mart
G Schirmer Inc
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
English, French

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Programme Note
Charles Gounod Faust (1869)

Cast List:
   FAUST: Tenor
   VALENTIN, Marguerite's brother: Baritone
   WAGNER, a student: Baritone
   MARGUERITE: Soprano
   SIEBEL, a youth: Soprano
   MARTHE SCHWERLEIN: Contralto or Mezzo-Soprano
   Soldiers, Students, Villagers, Dancers, Demons
In return for eternal youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite, Faust sells his soul to the devil Mephistopheles. As Valentin, a young officer and Marguerite’s brother, prepares to go to war, he entrusts the care of his sister to his friend Siébel. But when he returns, he finds that Marguerite has been condemned to death for killing her illegitimate child by Faust, who has now abandoned her. But she resists Mephistopheles’ attempts to claim her and the angels proclaim her salvation, as Faust is dragged down to hell.

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    Lodz, Poland
    Teatr Wielki Lodz

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    Greek National Opera

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    Arena Sferisterio Macerata
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    Plock, Poland
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    State Orchestra of Salonica

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