Barbican Concerts

Valery Gergiev's Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust

NB Change of soloist. Please note start time

Sun 3 Nov 2013 7pm - Barbican Hall, London


Olga Borodina

Olga Borodina

Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev

BERLIOZ The Damnation of Faust

Valery Gergiev conductor
Olga Borodina Marguerite
Michael Spyres Faust
Mirco Palazzi Mephistopheles
Florian Boesch Brander
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

Described by Berlioz as a 'dramatic legend', The Damnation of Faust is somewhere between a symphony and an opera, drawing on the combined power of orchestra, chorus and soloists to tell the work's gripping tale.

Based on a drama by the German writer Goethe, it follows an idealistic but disillusioned scholar who is tempted by the devil. The dazzling score brings the drama to life, with students' songs, a Hungarian march, yearning love music and, finally, a demonic descent to hell all making an appearance.

Change of soloist
Unfortunately Ildar Abdrazakov has withdrawn from this concert for personal reasons. The role of Mephistopheles in The Damnation of Faust will now be sung by Mirco Palazzi. We are grateful to Mr Palazzi for agreeing to step in at short notice.

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Gergiev's Berlioz

> Thu 31 Oct: Symphonie fantastique

> Fri 1 Nov: Harold in Italy

> Sun 3 Nov: The Damnation of Faust

> Wed 6 Nov: Romeo and Juliet

> Thu 7 Nov: The Damnation of Faust

> Tue 12 Nov: Harold in Italy

> Wed 13 Nov: Romeo and Juliet

> Thu 14 Nov: Symphonie fantastique

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