Gilliam’s First Opera, ‘The Damnation of Faust’

Terry Gilliam is directing Berlioz’s ‘The Damnation of Faust’ with the English National Opera.  It will be his first opera ever!

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Book tickets for The Damnation of Faust

The Damnation of Faust at Coliseum Theatre (Fri 06 May 11 – Tue 07 Jun 11)

Former Python and cult film-maker Terry Gilliam makes his opera directing debut with Berlioz’s dazzlingly kaleidoscopic take on Goethe’s Faust, setting the old legend of the ivory-tower intellectual who forfeits his soul for love. ENO’s Olivier Award-winning Music Director, Edward Gardner, who conducted this season’s opening production of Gounod’s Faust, returns to conduct Berlioz’s radically different treatment of the same story.

Christine Rice, whose performance as Suzuki in ENO’s 2009 Madam Butterfly, was described as ‘luxury casting’ by both The Times and The Guardian, now steps centre stage as the seduced and abandoned Marguerite, while the mocking, mischief-making devil, Mephistopheles, is sung by Christopher Purves, last seen as the sleazy sidekick Tony in Richard Jones’s 2008 staging of Pagliacci.

Conductor Edward Gardner; Director Terry Gilliam; Set Designer Hildegard Bechtler; Costume Designer Katrina Lindsay; Lighting Designer Peter Mumford; Choreographer Leah Hausman; Translator Hugh Macdonald

Cast includes: Christine Rice (Marguerite); Christopher Purves (Mephistopheles); Nicholas Folwell (Brander)

SIGNED PERFORMANCE: Wednesday 18th May – 7.30pm 

Buy Tickets for The Damnation of Faust at Coliseum Theatre!