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Hector Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust

Faustovo prekliatie
A four-act dramatic legend. A semistaged performance

Thursday 21. June 2018 - 19:00 Detail Buy the ticket

Premiere: 21 October 2016 New Building, Opera and Ballet Stage

Musical Preparation : Rastislav Štúr
Conductor: Rastislav Štúr
Marián Chudovský
Jaroslav Valek
Chorusmaster: Pavel Procházka
Choreography : Igor Holováč
Marguerite: Monika Fabianová
Faust: Ľudovít Ludha
Méphistophélès: Daniel Čapkovič
Brander: Boris Prýgl
Andrej Szabo, Erina Akatsuka, Valéria Stašková, Peter Dedinský
Pressburg Singers

One of the major initiators of musical Romanticism, French composer Hector Berlioz was written into music history as a great visionary. He thrilled contemporary audiences with the then unmatched sonic and harmonious imagination and stunning sound and temporal dimensions of his works. He spilled energy and temperament into every artistic battle with tremendous determination. In The Damnation of Faust he created one of the first musical versions of Goethe’s immortal literary works that fascinated him, finding parallels for his own battle for torn solitary individuality seeking a higher purpose in life – a battle that ends tragically in his artistic vision. His work is not opera, nor a concert Piece; it is a genre specific piece that is always a new and quite special challenge for the artist regarding understanding the unparalleled, magical world.

Running time: 2 hrs 15 mins with one intervals



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