Sat 14 Sep 2019 19:30

Closing concert: La Damnation de Faust

Valery Gergiev
14 Sep 2019
  • Sat 14 Sep 2019
    De Doelen, Rotterdam
    Grote Zaal
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conductor Valery Gergiev | choir Rotterdam Symphony Chorus, singers of the Mariinsky Choir and New Amsterdam Children and Youth Choir | mezzosoprano Yulia Matochkina | tenor Alexander Mikhailov | baritone Oleg Sychov | bass Mikhail Petrenko | orchestra Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Berlioz La damnation de Faust

Is it an opera? Or a work for the concert hall? Hector Berlioz had no such restricting thoughts when he wrote his smouldering music drama La Damnation de Faust, and he made highly original choices of instrumentation as well. Along with a star-studded cast Gergiev shows what a revolutionary composer Berlioz was and how much influence his colourful instrumentation had on later French composers.

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