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Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust

myths & legends • opera • retelling • horror • visually-striking
  • Filmed Performance
  • Met Opera on Demand
  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • Free
Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust - Met Opera on Demand | Thespie

Berlioz’s sweeping, symphonic adaptation of Goethe offers both rhapsodic and viscerally thrilling music as it recounts Faust’s ruinous bargain with the devil Mephistopheles and his descent to the depths of hell. Calling for a huge orchestra, chorus, and children’s chorus—in addition to highly taxing principal roles—the work is famously difficult to stage and is often performed in concert, making this full theatrical production a rare treat.

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