Faust Part I and II / Berlin (Opening)

  • Berliner Ensemble 1 Bertolt-Brecht-Platz Berlin, Berlin, 10117 Germany

The German classic, Faust Part I and II by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, was Robert Wilson's second major collaboration on the stage with German rock star Herbert Grönemeyer after Leonce and Lena in 2003. Wilson and Grönemeyer chose an ensemble of 19 young actors and 8 live musicians, with the quirky Christopher Nell as Mephisto and the voices of Stefan Kurt and Angela Winkler as Earth Ghost and Homunculus.

Wilson and Grönemeyer’s version of Faust I and II at the Berliner Ensemble meets all our expectations, even if we’re expecting to be surprised. A thoroughly un-exhausting storybook of profoundness to swing and sway along.
— Ulrich Seidler in Frankfurter Rundschau, April 24, 2015
Robert Wilson’s brilliant Faust fantasy is most entertainingly exciting and, despite all classical depth, pure agravic happiness.
— Irene Bazinger in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), April 24, 2015

Robert Wilson (direction, set and light design); Herbert Grönemeyer (music); Ann-Christin Rommen (co-direction); Serge von Arx (co-set design); Jacques Reynaud (costumes); Ulrich Eh (co-light design); Jutta Ferbers, Annika Bardos (dramaturgy)

More information and tickets can be found here.