Faustus, the last night

Synopsis and Team


Pascal Dusapin (Music, Text)
Peter Mussbach (Staging)
Michael Boder (Conductor)
Michael Elmgreen (Stage-Design)
Ingar Dragse (Stage-Design)
Andrea Schmidt-Futterer (Costumes)
Sven Hogrefe (Lighting)
Thierry Coduys (Live-Electronics)
Ilka Seifert (Dramturgy)

Producer: Staatsoper Berlin, Opéra de Lyon, Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris)


“Faustus, afraid, panicking and with no prospects of being saved, sees his end approaching. Mephistopheles, his alter ego and companion in his last nights leaves all questions unanswered about space and time, the beginning and creation of the world and his own identity.” (Berliner Zeitung)

Background / Biographies

Pascal Dusapin

belongs to the most renowned composers in France. He was a student of Iannis Xenakis. His musical creations are particularly inspired by elements outside of music from the areas of literature, theatre and the fine arts.

Peter Mussbach

works as a freelance director at the large opera houses in Europe. From 2003 to 2008 he was the director and artistic director of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin.