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Doktor Faust

Composer:
Ferruccio Busoni
Original Language:
German
Librettist:
Ferruccio Busoni
Description:
Opera in Two Parts
Notes:
Last scene was completed by Phillip Jarnach in 1924, and in 1984 by musicologist Antony Beaumont
Time:
Middle Ages
Place:
Wittenburh, Germany and Parma, Italy
Role Voice Part Classification
Doktor Faust Baritone L
Mephistopheles Tenor L
Poet Speaker F in AB version
Poet Speaker S in PJ version
Wagner Bass F
Soldier Baritone F
Duchess of Parma Soprano F
Duke of Parma Tenor S
Master of Ceremonies Bass S
Natural Philosopher Baritone B
Lieutenant Tenor B
Theologian Bass B
Jurist Bass B
Cracow Student 1 Tenor B
Cracow Student 2 Bass B
Cracow Student 3 Bass B
Spirit
1. Gravis Bass B
2. Levis Bass B
3. Asmodus Baritone B
4. Beelzebuth Tenor B
5. Megaros Tenor B
Credo Soloist Soprano B
Credo Soloist Mezzo-Soprano B
Credo Soloist Contralto B
*Wittenburg Student 1 Tenor S
*Wittenburg Student 2 Tenor S
*Wittenburg Student 3 Tenor S
*Wittenburg Student 4 Baritone S
*Wittenburg Student 5 Baritone S
Tenor Solo Tenor S
**Chorister Solo 3 Sopranos CB
**Chorister Solo 3 Contraltos CB
**Chorister Solo 3 Tenors CB
**Chorister Solo 3 Basses CB
*In some cases student roles are assigned to a designated student, and in others, not. By combining the student roles, they can be sung by only 5 soloists not counting the tenor solo in the last scene.
**The score states that these voices sing from within the orchestra.
 
Minimum Chorus:  60
Divisi:  SATB