« Previous | Main | Next »

Terry Gilliam directs Berlioz's Damnation of Faust on BBC 4

Post categories:

Graeme Kay Graeme Kay | 11:35 UK Time, Friday, 14 October 2011

Photo of Terry Gilliam's production of Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust

Terry Gilliam's production of Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust

Last May, former Python and film writer/director Terry Gilliam was invited by English National Opera to direct a new production of Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust.  

 

It's a problematic work - Berlioz called it a 'légende dramatique' (dramatic legend) - and it is more often performed in concert halls than in the theatre.

But the Faust legend and work's dramatic potential attracts opera companies and directors - by inviting Terry Gilliam, ENO sought to harness the director's visual flair and fantastical imagination.

The production certainly caused a stir, and you can see it this evening on BBC 4 TV, at 7.30pm.

ENO have also made an interesting backstage video about the work of the backstage technicians in the fly tower of the London Coliseum - to see the video and find details of the broadcast, follow the links below.

Graeme Kay is an interactive producer for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Classical Music TV

Find details of The Damnation of Faust on BBC 4

Watch the backstage video from English National Opera. 

Comments

Be the first to comment

More from this blog...

Categories

These are some of the popular topics this blog covers.

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.