Faustus is a brilliant man. Yet when he summons the evil Mephistophilis and sells his soul to the devil in exchange for power, love and riches, the limits of his mortal comprehension are exposed.

We all want to be able to do whatever we please, but what stops us? Is it fear of the consequences? The Faust story explores the idea of punishment through a character who seems to have no fear of it.

Michael Gow’s Faustus will be based on the two great dramatic versions, Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and Goethe’s Faust as well as myriad plays, novels, operas, movies and artworks inspired by the story of Doctor Faustus.

This new production will draw on music by Gounod, Berlioz, Liszt, Mahler and Schubert, and incorporate multimedia elements to cast new light on this diabolical tale.

Audiences will find themselves examining their own moral compasses and determining where they point.

Starring John Bell as Mephistophilis and Ben Winspear as Faustus, Michael Gow’s startling adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s play takes a closer look at temptation and the price we pay for instant gratification.

To book visit www.sydneyoperahouse.com or call 02 9250 7777

Sydney Opera House, Macquarie Street, Sydney, 2000
How Much:
Visit Website