Opéra de Paris

La Damnation de Faust

In Cinemas 29, 30 & 31 Jan & 3 Feb 2016
Philippe Jordan
Orchestre de l’Opera national de Paris
Jonas Kaufmann, Sophie Koch, Bryn Terfel
Hector Berlioz
Alvis Hermanis
Set Design
Alvis Hermanis
3h4 incl. interval
Sung in French, with English subtitles
Captured live from Opera Bastille, Paris 17 Dec 2015

New Production! Superstars Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel return to the Paris Opera with Alvis Hermanis’s new staging of this forceful ‘légende dramatique’, the first of a Berlioz cycle which is to continue over several seasons. Goethe’s story of a man who sells his soul to the devil so fascinated the composer, and as if swept away, Berlioz became as one with his eventual creation. The voice that invokes “immense, impenetrable and proud nature” is entirely his own, its extraordinary breadth transcending traditional forms to become a symphonic and operatic dream. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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