La Damnation of Faust

February 07, 2020
 
The Met Ensemble performing La Damnation of Faust.

The Metropolitan Opera

Description of Berlioz's La Damnation of Faust from the Metropolitan Opera's website:

Berlioz’s magnificent exploration of the Faust legend is a unique operatic journey. The visionary French composer was inspired by a bold translation of Goethe’s dramatic poem Faust and produced a monumental and bewildering musical work that, like the masterpiece on which it's based, defies easy categorization. Conceived at various times as a free-form oratorio and as an opera, La Damnation de Faust is both intimate and grandiose, exquisitely beautiful and blaringly rugged, hugely ambitious, and presciently cinematic.


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