A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Faust

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FAUST. Opera in 5 acts; words after Goethe, by Barbier and Carré; music by Gounod. Produced at the Théatre Lyrique Mar. 19, 1859; at Her Majesty's Theatre, as 'Faust' June 11, 63; at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden, as 'Faust e Margherita,' July 2, 63; in English (by Chorley), as 'Faust,' at Her Majesty's, Jan. 23, 64. In Germany as 'Margarethe.'

Music to Goethe's Faust was composed by Lindpainter, and appears to have been produced at Stuttgart in June 1832; also by Prince Radziwill, the score of which was published in 1836. Spohr's Faust (words by Bernhard), a romantic opera in 2 acts, is in no respect connected with Goethe's play. It was composed at Vienna in 1813 for the Theatre an der Wien, but was first performed at Frankfort in March 1818, and was for many years a great favourite. It was produced in London by a German company at the Prince's Theatre May 21, 1840; and in Italian at Covent Garden under Spohr's baton July 15, 52.

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