The stage is transformed in a laboratory where a group of researchers works on building a computer, a metaphor of the human brain and the complexity of thought.
In 1997, La Fura dels Baus began diving in the myth of Faust with¬†F@ust 3.0, a theatrical version of Goethe‚Äôs¬†Faust, followed by¬†La Damnation de Faust¬†of Berlioz (1999) and the film¬†Fausto 5.0¬†(2001).¬†Those explorations were imbued with the ideas and concerns of this moment: the end of the millennium marked by the Faustian promise of a possible wisdom thanks to internet.
A decade later, √Älex Oll√© bet to rediscover the meaning of the myth of Faust today, from a new perspective that, at the same time, means the return to the time of the opera‚Äôs premiere. Thus, the core of this staging is the temporal coincidence between the Gounod‚Äôs opera and the publication of the Darwin‚Äôs¬†The Origin of Species,¬†both in 1859.
Faust, the Scientist; Mephistopheles, the engine of hidden desires; Margaret, the pure love. An industrial landscape and surreal imagery. The stage is transformed in a laboratory where a group of researchers works on building a computer, a metaphor of the human brain and the complexity of thought.
Libretto:¬†Jules Barbier y Michel Carr√©
Stage Director:¬†√Älex Oll√©
With the collaboration of:
Set Designer:¬†Alfons Flores
Costume Designer:¬†Lluc Castells
Lighting Designer:¬†Urs Schoenebaum
Coproduction:¬†De Nederlandse Opera and Teatro Real