Faust

More info on Faust

Composer:

Charles Gounod

Librettist:

Jules Barbier, and Michel Carré

Premiere:

19 March 1859, Paris (Théâtre Lyrique)

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Faust Synopsis

Libretto:

Faust Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

About the opera Faust

Faust is a grand opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré from Carré's play Faust et Marguerite, in turn loosely based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust, Part 1. It debuted at the Théâtre Lyrique on the Boulevard du Temple in Paris on 19 March 1859.
Faust was rejected by the Paris Opera, on the grounds that it was not sufficiently "showy", and its appearance at the Théatre-Lyrique was delayed for a year because Adolphe d'Ennery's drama Faust was playing at the Porte St. Martin. The manager Léon Carvalho (who cast his wife Marie Miolan-Carvalho as Marguerite) insisted on various changes during production, including cutting several numbers.
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Roles in Faust

Doctor Faust Tenor
Méphistophélès Bass-Baritone
Marguerite Soprano
Valentin Baritone
Wagner Baritone
Siébel Mezzo-Soprano or Soprano
Marthe Schwerlein Mezzo-Soprano or Contralto

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All scenes from Faust

Arias from Faust
Duets from Faust

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
2Rien...en vain j'interroge

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
3Salut o mon dernier matin

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
4Paresseuse fill

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.03

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
5Vains échos de la joie

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
6Auc champs l'aurore nous rappelle

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.05

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
7Dieu mais ce Dieu que peut il

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
8Me voici d'ou vient ta surprise

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T B-BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès
9A moi les plaisirs

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.08

Type: duetVoice: T B-BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès
10Demoiselle ni belle

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
11Vin ou bière

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Wagner
12O toi sainte médaille

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Br Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin/Wagner/Siébel
13Avant de quitter ces lieux

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin
14Allons amis point de vaines

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B-BrLanguage: French

Roles: Wagner/Méphistophélès
15Le veau d'or est toujours debout

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
16Singulier personnage

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Br B-Br Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin/Wagner/Méphistophélès/Siébel
17De l'enfer qui vient émousser

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.07-1

Type: Voice: B-Br Br Mz/S TLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Valentin/Siébel/Faust
18Puisque tu brises le fer

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.07-2

Type: Voice: B-Br Mz/S T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Siébel/Faust/Valentin
19Nous nous retrouverons

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust
20Ainsi que la brise légère

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust/Siébel
21Faites lui mes aveux

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Siébel
22C'est ici suivez moi

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T B-Br Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès/Siébel
23Quel trouble inconnu me penêtre

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
24Salut demeure chaste et pure

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
25Alerte alerte le voila

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust/Marguerite
26Il était un Roi de Thulé

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
27Je voudrais bien savoir

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
28O Dieu que de bijoux (The Jewel Song)

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
29Ah! je ris de me voir si belle

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
30Seigneur Dieu, que vois-je!

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.07

Type: quartetVoice: Mz/cA S T B-BrLanguage: French

Roles: Marthe/Marguerite/Faust/Méphistophélès
31Dame Marthe Schwertlein

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/cA B-Br S TLanguage: French

Roles: Marthe/Méphistophélès/Marguerite/Faust
32Il etais temps sous le feuillage sombre

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
33Il se fait tard adieu

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.10-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Marguerite
34Laisse moi contempler ton visage

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.10-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite/Faust
35O nuit d'amour

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.10-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Marguerite
36Tête folle

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust
37Il m'aime

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.12-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
38Ah! presse ton retour cher bien aime. Viens!

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.12-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
39Si le bonheur a sourire t'invite

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Siébel
40Elles ne sont pas plus la

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/cA Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Marthe/Siébel
41Elles se cachaient

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
42Il ne revient pas

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
43Marguerite Siebel encore des pleurs

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/S SLanguage: French

Roles: Siébel/Marguerite
44Seigneur daignez permettre

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.03

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B-Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Marguerite
45Déposons les armes

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin/Siébel
46Oui c'est plaisir

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.05-1

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
47Gloire immortelle de nos aieux

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.05-2

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
48Allons Siebel entrons la maison

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin/Siébel
49Qu'attendez vous encore

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust
50Vous qui faites l'endormir

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.08

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
51Que voulez vous messieurs ?

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.09

Type: trioVoice: T B-Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès/Valentin
52Par ici mes amis

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Mz/cA S Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin/Marthe/Marguerite/Siébel
53Ecoute moi bien Margherite

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.11

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin
54Dans les bruyères

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T B-BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès
55Ballet

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.02

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
56Que ton ivresse o volupté

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust
57Le jour va luire

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.04

Type: trioVoice: S B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite/Méphistophélès/Faust
58Alerte alerte ou vous perdus

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Marguerite
59Anges purs anges radieux

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.05-2

Type: trioVoice: S T B-BrLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite/Faust/Méphistophélès
60Christ est ressuscité

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.06

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
61Adagio

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
62Wals

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct:

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
63Dio possente, Dio d'amor

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: