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Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Filmmaker and former Python Terry Gilliam's smash-hit production of Berlioz's Damnation of Faust for English National Opera has been one of the operatic highlights of 2011. Peter Hoare stars as Faust, with Christopher Purves as Mephistopheles, who propels him on a rollercoaster ride through German history, ending with the rise of Hitler and Faust's inevitable damnation. Edward Gardner conducts the ENO Chorus and Orchestra.

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Sun 16 Oct 2011 01:05 BBC Four

  • Watch a backstage video from Terry Gilliam's Faust

    A short film explaining the work of the technicians on the fly floor at the London Coliseum, during Terry Gilliam's English National Opera production of Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust.

    ENO Backstage Video


Terry Gilliam
Peter Maniura


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