One of the major initiators of musical Romanticism, French composer Hector Berlioz was written into music history as a great visionary. He thrilled contemporary audiences with the then unmatched sonic and harmonious imagination and stunning sound and temporal dimensions of his works. He spilled energy and temperament into every artistic battle with tremendous determination. In The Damnation of Faust he created one of the first musical versions of Goethe’s immortal literary works that fascinated him, finding parallels for his own battle for torn solitary individuality seeking a higher purpose in life – a battle that ends tragically in his artistic vision. His work is not opera, nor a concert Piece; it is a genre specific piece that is always a new and quite special challenge for the artist regarding understanding the unparalleled, magical world.
Musical Preparation : Rastislav Štúr
Conductor: Rastislav Štúr
Chorusmaster: Pavel Procházka
Choreography : Igor Holováč
riday 13. January 2017 - 19:00 Detail
Premiere: 21 October 2016 New Building, Opera and Ballet Stage