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Prom 31: Berlioz - The Damnation of Faust

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Sir John Eliot Gardiner returns to the Proms with The Damnation of Faust, continuing his multi-season Berlioz series. Presented by Ian Skelly.

Live at BBC Proms: Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Michael Spyres, Ann Hallenberg, Laurent Naouri with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique in Berlioz's Damnation of Faust

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Berlioz
The Damnation of Faust, Parts 1 & 2

c.20:30 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Presenter Christopher Cook discusses the devil in music with opera historian Sarah Lenton and Peter Stanford, writer of the book 'The Devil: a biography', a theme inspired by Berlioz's Damnation of Faust.

c.20:50
Berlioz
The Damnation of Faust, Parts 3 & 4

Michael Spyres (tenor), Faust
Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano), Marguerite
Laurent Naouri (bass-baritone), Méphistophélès
Ashley Riches (bass-baritone), Brander
Trinity Boys Choir
Monteverdi Choir
National Youth Choir of Scotland
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner

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.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Part 1

    Duration: 01:04:23

  • Hector Berlioz

    The Damnation of Faust (Parts 1 & 2)

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • INTERVAL

    A discussion of The Devil in Music.

    Duration: 21:30

  • Hector Berlioz

    The Damnation of Faust (Parts 3 & 4)

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Post-concert

    • POST CONCERT

      Duration: 16:16

    • Giuseppe Tartini

      Devil's trill, arr Kreisler

      Performer: Esther Yoo. Performer: Robert Koenig.

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