Information on Seat Selection

Best Available Seat Booking
In best available seat booking, you choose a category of seats and select the number of tickets you would like. An automatic allocation of seats will take place within the selected category; you receive the best available seats.
Seating Chart Booking
In seating chart booking, you personally select your exact seats from agraphic seating chart. Begin the seating chart booking and choose an area. There you can select the seats by clicking on them.
General Seating
means that, with your ticket, you can freely select your seat according to the conditions on-site.

Information on Online Sales

Please examine our General Terms and Conditions and our information regarding privacy policy (in German) as well as the following information on ticket pre-sales.
Ticket Pre-sales
Ticket pre-sales for performances at all venues generally begin on the same date two months before the day of the performance. If the first pre-sale date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then pre-sales will begin on that Friday. If it falls on a holiday, then sales will begin the day before. Binding orders with a SEPA Direct Debit mandate will start to be processed two weeks before ticket pre-sales begin. Some events cannot be purchased through online sales. For such cases, please contact our telephone ticket service ((+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm). Performances outside of the previously mentioned pre-sale periods can be ordered using the online ordering form. Please examine our general information on ticket pre-sales.
Seat Selection
In the course of your booking, information relating to seat selection will be displayed.
Ticket Prices
Ticket prices for online sales include a service fee of 1.00 € per ticket.
Discounts (other than the Schauspielcard)
Please use the alternative sales channels for discounts, as they are not available or applicable for online sales.
Gift Vouchers
Gift certificates can be transferred to third parties and are valid up to three years after the issue date. The period begins on December 31 of the year the certificate has been purchased. An extension of this period is excluded. The disbursement of the certificate value is not possible. The monetary value will be offset against the price (higher differences must be paid). Existing remaining amounts are disbursed as another gift certificate. A later setting-off of a certificate to a purchase already made is not possible. Gift certificates cannot be used for the purchase of further certificates.
Delivery / Pick Up with Confirmation of Purchase
Tickets or gift vouchers can be sent out for a shipping fee of 1.50 €, if the time of the order allows for it. The Staatstheater Stuttgart cannot accept any responsibility for the shipment.
Confirmation of purchase will automatically be sent by email to the address you provided, as soon as purchase of your order has been initiated.
By presenting printed confirmation of purchase, tickets can be picked up at the theatre box office or at the appropriate performance box office; gift vouchers only at the theatre box office (Mon – Fri 10 am – 7 pm, Sat 10 am – 2 pm).
Only printed tickets are valid as passes for means of transport with the VVS. Printed confirmations of purchase will not be accepted as valid ride passes for the VVS.
You can purchase any of our print@home ticket(s) (with the start of season 14/15) at any time and print them out yourself. This booking service is available to you until 1 hour before a performance starts at no additional cost and is specified during the booking via choice of shipping option. After completing the purchasing transaction, the desired ticket will be displayed as a PDF file and can be printed immediately. You will receive a confirmation of purchase at the email address you have provided, with the ticket file as an attachement. The personalization of each ticket with a name and date of birth prevents improper duplication for the protection of the purchaser. Each ticket entitles the holder to one unique admission in conjunction with a valid ID. If there are any questions, please contact our telephone sales office ((+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90). Operating hours telephone sales office: Mon - Fri 10 am - 08 pm; Sat 10 am - 06 pm.

print@home ticket = transit ticket
Your print@home ticket is valid as a transit ticket for public transportation in the VVS system at no additional cost and will automatically beeig print with your print@home ticket. Please pay attention to the required personalisation during the booking transaction.
Late Seating
may not be possible for certain performances. Our telephone ticket service (0711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm) will be happy to provide you with more information!
Tickets can be paid with credit card (American Express, MasterCard, VISA) or SEPA direct debit (Not for new customers, these should call our ticket-service first (+49) (0)711. 20 20 90).
Return / Exchange
We ask that you carefully check your information before authorising purchase of your order, as tickets and gift vouchers cannot be returned or exchanged.
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Back on stage
8 April 2018
I.-III. Act: 1 hrs 40 min
Intermission: 30 min
IV. und V. Act: 1 hrs 10 min
Conductor: Marc Soustrot, Director: Frank Castorf, Stage Design: Aleksandar Denić, Costumes: Adriana Braga Peretzki, Lighting: Lothar Baumgarte, Video: Martin Andersson, Chorus: Johannes Knecht, Dramaturgy: Ann-Christine Mecke

Faust: Atalla Ayan, Mephistopheles: Adam Palka, Valentin: Gezim Myshketa, Wagner: Michael Nagl, Margarethe: Mandy Fredrich, Siebel: Sophie Marilley, Marthe: Fredrika Brillembourg, Camera and visual design: Tobias Dusche, Daniel Keller, With: Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart


by Charles Gounod
in French with German supertitles

In the middle of the 19th Century, people in Europe were fascinated by the Faust legend. Charles Gounod followed the drift and composed an opera that focused on the love story between Faust and Gretchen. In Gounod’s opera, Faust is not so much a scientist meditating about the human capacity for insight but a lonesome man searching for love. Thanks to ravishing melodies and gorgeous parts for the chorus, the opera became an instant success in Germany as well as in France. 


  • Friday, April 13, 2018, after the performance


A introduction is held 45 minutes prior to the start of every performance at the Grand Tier Foyer (Foyer I. Rang).
Photo gallery



Weary, lonely, and sad, the aged Faust tries to take his life, without success. Enraged by his own fear of death, he summons the Devil. Méphistophélès appears and offers him fortune and fame, but Faust declines: he wants his youth back, with all its passions. Méphistophélès promises to grant his wish in return for his eternal servitude »down there.« When Faust hesitates, Marguerite appears before him. Fascinated by her, he agrees to the pact and becomes a young man again.

Among a band of carousing soldiers, Valentin prays for his sister Marguerite and hopes that her medallion will bring him luck in the coming battle. Wagner has just launched into a merry tune when Méphistophélès pushes his way into the group and, unasked, predicts that Wagner will be killed in the battle. He also prophesies disaster for Valentin and Siébel, who is in love with Marguerite. When Méphistophélès mentions her name, Valentin attacks him and eventually chases him off with an improvised cross.
Faust encounters Marguerite and speaks to her. She runs away from him, which only piques his interest more.
Siébel picks flowers for Marguerite, planning to confess his love to her at last.

Méphistophélès leaves Faust in front of Marguerite’s house and goes off to procure precious gifts for her. Alone, Faust begins to doubt whether he should persist in his efforts, but Méphistophélès returns with the presents and hides with Faust.
Marguerite tries not to think about the young man who addressed her. When she finds the gifts, she is excited. Her neighbor Marthe encourages her to accept the jewelry.

Faust and Méphistophélès approach and engage the women in conversation. While Marthe and Méphistophélès soon part, Faust and Marguerite begin to get closer. As Faust grows more demanding, Marguerite runs away; Méphistophélès urges him to follow her.

Faust has abandoned Marguerite. Ridiculed and forlorn, she longs for his return. Siébel comforts her, assuring her that he now wishes only to stand by her side as a friend.
Wagner has fallen in battle; the other soldiers return victorious. Valentin presses Siébel, who responds evasively to all of Valentin’s questions about Marguerite. Valentin rushes off.

Faust wants to see Marguerite again, yet he hesitates to make contact. Méphistophélès provokes Valentin with a bawdy serenade. Indignant, Valentin throws away the medallion Marguerite gave him. He challenges Faust to a duel and is fatally stabbed. The dying Valentin curses his sister in front of the townspeople.
Marguerite asks God for forgiveness but is answered only by Méphistophélès, who reinforces her feelings of guilt. A church choir sings of Judgment Day.

Faust and Méphistophélès are seen among witches and ghostly lights. Méphistophélès is visibly at ease, but Faust longs for Marguerite and at last hurries off to her.

Faust finds Marguerite in jail; she has killed their child. Together, they remember how their relationship began. Both declare their love, but Marguerite is unwilling to leave with Faust. She bids farewell.
Voices from on high recall Christ’s resurrection.

Short film by Tobias Dusche

Bonus track "Der Schläfer im Tal" by Tobias Dusche