20th/21st-Century  Classical Music

30, 31 March & 1 April, 7pm at RADIALSYSTEM V

Composition: Henri Pousseur
Libretto: Michel Butor
Conductor, Line Producer: Gerhardt Müller-Goldboom
Stage Production: Aliénor Dauchez and Georges Delnon

Bringing the devil's work to art: a theater director commissions the young composer Henri to write an opera on Faust. Time and money are no object. But instead of beginning with the work, Henri revels in his windfall, distracts himself with travel, and amuses himself with Maggy and Greta - an artist caught between duty and inclination. Unexpectedly, Henry finds himself a modern Faust, and the shady client his Mephistopheles. The latter believes his pact is at risk, and appeals to the audience. Using an elaborate set of rules, the audience will determine the course the music and plot will take, and the final outcome. Will our charming young hero end up a failure? Will he find happiness? Or will the end result be a masterpiece, achieved under conditions of privation and hardship?

Erstmalig ist "Votre Faust", die 1969 uraufgeführte "variable Oper" des belgischen Komponisten Henri Pousseur und seines französischen Librettisten Michel Butor, in Berlin zu erleben, mit all ihren bisher ungezeigten Facetten. In dieser aktualisierten Faust-Version geht der junge Komponist Henri einen Pakt mit einem diabolischen Theaterdirektor ein. Eine neue Oper soll entstehen, einzige Bedingung: Es muss ein Faust sein. Über den Fortgang von Musik und Handlung entscheidet das Publikum. Rettet es die Kunst oder den Künstler? Gibt es ein privates Glück für Henri oder ein neues Meisterwerk? Aber Vorsicht: Gespielt wird nach den Regeln des Teufels.

A coproduction of work in progress - Berlin with Theater Basel. In collaboration with RADIALSYSTEM V.
With the support of Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

Trailer: Filmproduktion Siegersbusch


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20th/21st-Century Classical Music

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