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Proms 2017 Prom 31: Berlioz – The Damnation of Faust

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Prom 31: Berlioz – The Damnation of Faust
19:30 Tue 8 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Part opera, part cantata, Berlioz’s ‘dramatic legend’ is an epic retelling of the Faust story that captures the extremes of man’s ambition and folly. Tenor Michael Spyres returns to the Proms in the title-role, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Part opera, part cantata, Berlioz’s ‘dramatic legend’ is an epic retelling of the Faust story that captures the extremes of man’s ambition and folly. Tenor Michael Spyres returns to the Proms in the title-role, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner returns to the Proms with The Damnation of Faust, continuing his multi-season Berlioz series. Part opera, part cantata, this ‘dramatic legend’ is an epic retelling of the Faust story that captures the extremes of man’s ambition and folly in music by turns exquisite and grotesque.

American tenor Michael Spyres returns to the Proms in the title-role, with Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg as the innocent victim, Marguerite.

There will be one interval

Image: Ann Hallenberg © Örjan Jokobssan

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