La damnation de Faust – In concert form

Hector Berlioz

From Monday 11 January 2021 To Saturday 16 January 2021

Date Location Ticketing
Monday 11 January 2021 20:00 Teatro del Maggio
Wednesday 13 January 2021 20:00 Teatro del Maggio
Saturday 16 January 2021 15:30 Teatro del Maggio

We would like to inform the audience that, with the limitations indicated, the shows of La damnation de Faust - In concert form conducted by James Levine, scheduled for 11, 13 and 16 January 2021, have been canceled.

Like many masters of Romanticism, Berlioz was inevitably attracted to Goethe's Faust. The Huit scènes de Faust dates back to 1829, a first musical guise of the myth which, however, did not leave the author satisfied and was withdrawn from the stage. But after several years, in 1845, those discarded materials were resumed and reworked to give life to La damnation de Faust - an opera in concert form or, as Berlioz called it, a 'dramatic legend' in four parts for solos, choir and orchestra - which made its debut at the Opéra-Comique on December 6, 1846. Thanks to its particular nature as a non-stage opera, La damnation de Faust is based on an innovative dramaturgical structure: twenty scenes conceived as autonomous tableaux in which the author passes from one form to another with extreme freedom, from the solo moments of the protagonists, to the many ensemble numbers, from choral scenes to long purely orchestral pieces. And even the literary source itself is treated freely; In fact, Berlioz uses only some parts of the novel and, unlike Goethe, chooses to conclude his reading of the myth by condemning Faust to the pains of hell with an act of extreme pessimism in pure romantic style.

James Levine

Michael Spyres

Marianne Crebassa

Ferruccio Furlanetto

Chrus and Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chorus master
Lorenzo Fratini
Stalls 1 140 €
Stalls 2 110 €
Stalls 3 90 €
Stalls 4 80 €
Boxes 60 €
Gallery 50 €
Limited visibility and Just listening 15 €