Grand Opera in five acts by Charles Gounod, Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, loosely based on 'Faust Part 1' by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Premiered on October 26, 2008 at the Polish National Opera, Teatr Wielki, Warsaw, Poland

Sung in French.

Gounod's opera was not Robert Wilson's only rendering of the Faust story:

  • in 1989, he directed Doctor Faustus, an opera by Giacomo Manzoni, based on the novel by Thomas Mann, at Milan's La Scala;
  • in 1992 he did Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights at the Hebbel Theater in Berlin, with music by Hans-Peter Kuhn;
  • in 2015 the original Faust (Part I and II) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe premiered in Robert Wilson's direction at the Berliner Ensemble.