La Damnation de Faust

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Composer:

Hector Berlioz

Librettist:

Gérard de Nerval

Premiere:

6 December 1846, Paris (Opéra Comique)

Language:

French

Synopsis:

La Damnation de Faust Synopsis

Libretto:

La Damnation de Faust Libretto

Translation(s):

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About the opera La Damnation de Faust

La damnation de Faust (English: The Damnation of Faust), Op. 24 is a work for four solo voices, full seven-part chorus, large children's chorus and orchestra by the French composer Hector Berlioz. He called it a "légende dramatique" (dramatic legend). It was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 6 December 1846.
The French composer was inspired by a translation of Goethe's dramatic poem Faust and produced a musical work that, like the masterpiece it's based on, defies easy categorization. Conceived at various times as a free-form oratorio and as an opera (Berlioz ultimately called it a "légende dramatique") its travelogue form and cosmic perspective have made it an extreme challenge to stage as an opera. Berlioz himself was eager to see the work staged, but once he did, he conceded that the production techniques of his time were not up to the task of bringing the work to dramatic life. Most of the work's fame has come through concert performances.
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Roles in La Damnation de Faust

Marguerite Mezzo-Soprano
Faust Tenor
Méphistophélès Baritone or Bass
Brander Bass

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All scenes from La Damnation de Faust

Arias from La Damnation de Faust
Duets from La Damnation de Faust

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Le vieil hiver a fait place au printemps

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
2Sans regret j'ai quitte les riantes campagnes

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
3Une puce gentille

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
4Danse des Sylphes

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
5Voici des roses

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
6Certain rate dans une cuisine

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Brander
7Merci doux crepuscule

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
8Autrefois un roi de Thule

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
9Devant la maison de celui qui t'adore

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
10Ange adore dont la celeste image

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite/Faust
11Nature immense impenetrable et fiere

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
12D'amour l'ardente flamme

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
13Ronde des paysans

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct:

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
14Invocation a la nature

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
15Maintenant chantons..devant la maison

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès