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Faust Ballet to Music by Lera Auerbach in Nuremberg

Faust Premiere Nuremberg

There is hardly another literary and intellectual historical subject that is as strongly linked with the essence and thinking of the Germans as is the Faust Saga. This subject of all subjects developed over the centuries from the book of folk tales "Historia von D. Johann Fausten", in which a real person, a charlatan and alchemist, is connected with a diabolical conspiracy.

On 8 December 2012, a danced version of the famous saga, entitled "Faust", will be given its world premiere at the Nuremberg State Theatre. A choreography by Goyo Montero based on selected music by Lera Auerbach will receive its first performance, with Philipp Pointer conducting the Nuremberg State Philharmonic Orchestra.

In an interview with Dorothea Mosl from the Nuremberg State Theatre, Lera Auerbach commented as follows:

"I read Goethe's 'Faust' in the translation by Boris Pasternak. In my view, this Faust translation is Pasternak's best work, not as a translator, but as a poet. Pasternak transcribes Goethe's 'Faust' into a modern Russian that is full of music. It is a language that only the poet Pasternak, who in his youth appeared to want to become a promising composer, was able to bring to life in the Russian literary history of the 20th century."

In our catalogues there are, incidentally, the following works based on "Faust": "Historia von D. Johann Fausten“ by Alfred Schnittke, "Das ewig Weibliche" (Eternal Love) for soloists, choir, piano and orchestra, "Aventure Faust": Three Dream Scenes by Jan Müller-Wieland, "Margarete: Three Scenes from Goethe's Faust“ for soprano and chamber orchestra by Alexander Lokschin and "Seid nüchtern und wachet“: Cantata for Alto, Tenor, Countertenor, Bass, Mixed Choir and Orchestra by Alfred Schnittke.

8 December 2012
State Theatre, Opera House, 7:30 PM
World premiere: Ballet "Faust"
by Goyo Montero
with music by Lera Auerbach
Nuremberg State Philharmonic Orchestre
Philipp Pointer (direction)


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