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Concertgebouworkest
Concertgebouworkest

3-30 June 2021

Dutch National Opera & Ballet

François-Xavier Roth, conductor

Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust

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June 2021 Thursday 19:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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June 2021 Sunday 14:00
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Kaarten
June 2021 Wednesday 19:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Kaarten
June 2021 Wednesday 19:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Kaarten
June 2021 Sunday 14:00
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Kaarten
June 2021 Wednesday 19:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Kaarten
June 2021 Sunday 14:00
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Kaarten
June 2021 Wednesday 19:30
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Kaarten
Hector Berlioz La damnation de Faust

François-Xavier Roth leads the Concertgebouworkest at the Dutch National Opera in a new production of Berlioz’s masterpiece La damnation de Faust.

Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust

Few are immune to the devil’s powers of persuasion. Particularly the world-weary and lonely are easily charmed. In Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust, the unworldly scholar Faust falls victim to the whims of Mephistopheles. François-Xavier Roth leads the Concertgebouworkest at the Dutch National Opera in a new production of Berlioz’s masterpiece.

Romantic hero

The story of the unfortunate Faust was popular in the nineteenth century. He is, after all, a romantic hero through and through, one who renounces everything for love. Berlioz was instantly captivated by the story after the French translation of Goethe’s novel was published. He drew inspiration from eight scenes in Faust, music which he would transform fifteen years later into the ‘dramatic legend’ La damnation de Faust. All the illusion and imagination of Faust’s mind make it difficult to translate the work to the theatre. 

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