Friday 20 March 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday 21 March 2015 at 8:00pm
Berlioz The Damnation of Faust
Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Renata Pokupić mezzo-soprano (Marguerite)
Andrew Staples tenor (Faust)
Bryn Terfel bass-baritone (Méphistophélès)
Shane Lowrencev bass (Brander)
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Men of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
Don’t miss this definitive performance of Berlioz’s genre-defying ‘concert opera’ featuring the dynamic pairing of MSO Chief Conductor Sir Andrew Davis, and celebrated Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel as the demon Méphistophélès. Based on Goethe’s legendary dramatic poem Faust about a man who sells his soul to the devil, this concert performance of Berlioz’s masterpiece is a must-see event for music lovers.
Join us for a Pre-Concert Talk, hosted by Kerry Murphy, Head of Musicology, University of Melbourne, both nights at 7pm in the Stalls Foyer, Hamer Hall.
You can find the libretto text and translations for The Damnation of Faust here.