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17.1. Friday series 7

Hannu Lintu, conductor
John Irvin, tenor (Faust)
Florian Boesch, baritone (Mefisto)
Markus Suihkonen, bass (Brander)
Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano (Marguerite)
Music Centre Choir, coach Jani Sivén
YL Male Choir, coach Pasi Hyökki

Hector Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust Op. 24

mezzosopraano Karen Cargill
mezzosopraano Karen Cargill Picture by: KK Dundas Karen Cargill

A masterpiece that shuns definitions – a dramatic legend and a riveting hybrid

The Damnation of Faust has an incredible effect on the listener. A masterpiece that shuns the usual definitions of an opera and vocal work, it is a dramatic legend and a riveting hybrid that unfolds like a movie. It leaves no one in peace, just as Goethe’s text did not leave Berlioz in peace. He read it incessantly, at meals, while walking in the street – and finally composed a version of his own with just as much passion.

Details of the event

Tickets: 15-46 €
Season tickets for the spring season 2019 will be on sale from 4.-30.11.2019 at Ticketmaster. Single tickets for the spring season will be on sale from 11 December 2019.