The Damnation of Faust: Dramatic legend in four parts, Opus 24

April 14, 1998, April 17, 1998

Alternate Title The Damnation of Faust
Production Language French
Country of Origin United States
Description Berlioz's poetic and majestic The Damnation of Faust is one of the pinnacles of the Romantic movement. An indelible portrait of the stranded Romantic ego, tortured by disillusioned idealism and insatiable cravings. Semi-staged, this four-act opera de concert ingeniously deploys massive vocal and orchestral forces and creates an elusive dreamscape outside normal time and space. The music ranges from sylvan fields to an acrid, tumultuous beer hall, from an enthralled love duet to a frenzied, supernaturally swift gallop to the abyss. Tenor Vinson Cole is widely regarded as the leading exponent of the title role.

Sung in French with English surtitles. With pre-concert presentation.
Identifier 1998s.00637