The Damnation of Faust


Friday, March 13, 2020 8:00PM
Powell Hall

The Damnation of Faust





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The Damnation of Faust


Stéphane Denève, conductor
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano (Marguerite)
Michael Spyres, tenor (Faust)
John Relyea, bass (Méphistophélès)
Anthony Clark Evans, baritone (Brander)
St. Louis Symphony Chorus
      Amy Kaiser, director
St. Louis Children’s Choirs
      Barbara Berner, artistic director

BERLIOZ The Damnation of Faust

We’ve all had Berlioz’s experience with a good book. “I couldn’t put it down. I read it at meals, in the street.” Berlioz transformed this book by Goethe into a concert opera, The Damnation of Faust. It is among Stéphane Denève's favorite works, and he brings a “dream cast” to tell its story of love, death and the devil.