The Hallé - The Damnation of Faust | Bridgewater Hall Manchester  | Sun 10th February 2019 Lineup

The Hallé - The Damnation of Faust

Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Sunday 10th February 2019

5:00pm til 7:30pm

No age restrictions

Sir Mark Elder has assembled a stellar cast alongside massed choirs from the Hallé for this performance of Berlioz 'The Damnation of Faust'


The Hallé - The Damnation of Faust on Sunday 10th February 2019

Berlioz - The Damnation of Faust

Sir Mark Elder

Faust - David Butt Philip, tenor
Marguerite - Rinat Shaham, mezzo-soprano
Brander - David Soar, bass
Méphistophélès - Laurent Naouri, bass-baritone

Hallé Choir
Hallé Children's Choir
Trebles of the Hallé Youth Training Choir

‘Shakespeare and Goethe: the silent confidants of my torments; they hold the key to my life,’ Berlioz wrote in 1828 when he came to Goethe via a French translation. The Damnation of Faust is central to Berlioz’s creative personality, and Sir Mark Elder has assembled an appropriately stellar cast alongside massed choirs from the Hallé. In Berlioz’s graphic version of the legend, Faust, having sold his soul to Méphistophélès in exchange for eternal youth, is led by the nose through temptation, seduction, betrayal, humiliation and a terrifying ride into his inevitable damnation. Berlioz invested all his incredible talent for narrative in what he described as a ‘kind of opera’. It is more than seventy years since this great work was performed by the Hallé, whose founder did so much for the composer in this country. A rare opportunity to experience this spectacular masterwork is long overdue.

‘The Hallé at their dazzling best.’
Seen and Heard International on the 2017 performance of The Damnation of Faust at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Music Genres: 

Choral, Classical

Entry Prices

Entry price (public): Tickets from £14.00 (including booking fee) (Additional fees may apply)

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