in the interpretations of Hugo de Ana
Therefore, Goethe is the basis for the Maestro’s direction and the presentation of the “Prologue on Theatre’’ at the beginning of Faust confirms this.
“Starting from Goethe is fundamental for me. The presentation of ‘’The Prologue’’ is one method of justifying the concept of my performances while demonstrating to the public the wonder of the prologue itself. It is the essence of Faust. Goethe’s theatrical philosophy produced a work to be read rather than to be performed. The Prologue emphasizes that the spatiality of the universe is reflected in that of the theatre: the geometry of the theatre reflects that of the heavens..." (Text by Giulia Covelli)