Charles Gounod's " FAUST " Wichita Grand Opera March 29, Executive Producer: Parvan Bakardiev. The play introduces Faust while he sits in his study in despair over his life. He has been a scholar and an alchemist, and he feels as though he. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts usually known in English as Faust, Part One and Faust, Part Two. Although rarely staged in its Faust, Part Two · Faust, Part One · Category:Goethe's Faust.