StadsschouwburgTheaterplein 1, Antwerp, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
January 20 20:00, January 21 15:00, January 25 20:00, January 26 20:00, January 27 20:00, January 28 15:00
Programme
FaustMusic: Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Performers
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Dominic GrierConductor
Rolf SachsSet Designer
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra

Maillot focuses on the triangle relationship between the devil Mephistopheles, Marguerite – as the ideal image of both inward and outward beauty –­ and Faust, whose ultimate knowledge proves worthless in the face of death. The diabolical rules of the game may have been set, but fate proves stronger than any other force. His Faust is a grand masterpiece of exceptional beauty in which the psychology of each character is at the core. It's a fascinating choreography about the struggle between good and evil, that is more relevant than ever.

Franz Liszt conceived his Eine Faust Symphonie, which he completed in 1880, as a mythical triptych. Each of the three parts revolves around the psychological portrait of one of the main characters. Jean­-Christophe Maillot asked his composer-­brother Bertrand Maillot to write a prologue that becomes an intriguing introduction to Liszt's orchestral masterpiece.

© Kati Heck | Courtesy Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
© Kati Heck | Courtesy Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
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