• Charles Gounod
  • Faust (1869)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

G. Schirmer controls the rights in the English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin for this work but does not supply orchestral materials.

    • Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré after Goethe. English translation by Ruth and Thomas Mart
    • English, French

    Programme Note

    Cast List:
       FAUST: Tenor
       MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS: Bass
       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, DemonsSynopsis:
    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.