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Work: La Damnation de Faust

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ComposerBerlioz, Hector (1803-1869)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Garanča glows in The Met's Damnation de Faust

Edward Gardner's conducting brings out the nuances of Berlioz's complex score, but The Met's concert staging lacks theatrical thrust.
***11
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A gleefully diabolical Damnation of Faust in Birmingham

Edward Gardner conducts a richly entertaining account of Berlioz's masterpiece in Birmingham
*****
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Purves' Mephisto dominates La Damnation de Faust at Glyndebourne

Christopher Purves bosses the show as Méphistophélès; Richard Jones' production is intelligent and carefully thought through but ultimately unconvincing.
***11
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Lightning strikes again in Strasbourg:

After their terrific Troyens in 2017, John Nelson, Michael Spyres, Joyce DiDonato and Nicolas Courjal return to Strasbourg for a fabulous Faust
*****
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A stellar Damnation de Faust in Manchester

Sir Mark Elder conducts a memorable performance of Berlioz' masterpiece in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.
*****
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