The Damnation of Faust DVD - Berlioz Opera, Terry Gilliam Rice


The Damnation of Faust DVD - Berlioz Opera, Terry Gilliam Rice

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Filmmaker and former Python Terry Gilliam's smash-hit production of Berlioz's Damnation of Faust for English National Opera was one of the operatic highlights of 2011. 
 
Peter Hoare stars as Faust, with Christopher Purves as Mephistopheles, who propels him on a rollercoaster ride through German history, ending with the rise of Hitler and Faust's inevitable damnation. Edward Gardner conducts the ENO Chorus and Orchestra. 
 
Directed by 
Terry Gilliam 
 
Directed for television by 
Peter Maniura
 
Libretto by 
Hector Berlioz and Almire Gandonnière 
after Johann Wolfgang Goethe (original story - "Faust") 
Hugh MacDonald (translation) 
 
Cast 
Christine Rice ... Marguerite 
Peter Hoare ... Faust 
Christopher Purves ... Méphistophélès 
Nicholas Folwell ... Brander 
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