Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights

An opera libretto by Gertrude Stein with music by Hans-Peter Kuhn

Premiered on April 15, 1992 at the Hebbel Theater, Berlin, Germany

Performed in English.

The Hebbel Theater's production was one of four works about the Faust story that Robert Wilson directed throughout his career:

  • in 1989, he directed Doctor Faustus, an opera by Giacomo Manzoni, based on the novel by Thomas Mann, at Milan's La Scala;
  • in 2008 Gounod's opera Faust premiered in Robert Wilson's direction at the Polish National Opera in Warsaw;
  • in 2015 followed the original Faust (Part I and II) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe at the Berliner Ensemble.