Dramatic Symphony! Berlioz's "Damnation of Faust"


There will be fire...

  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • HEINZ HALL
  • starting at $21

Fri, Mar 8 - Sun, Mar 10, 2019

What's Interesting About This Concert

  • Big and dramatic - 4 soloists, more than 170 chorus members, and a 98 piece orchestra fill the Heinz Hall stage for a powerful performance unlike any other.
  • The work of a madman or genius? Berlioz's flamboyant use of sound and odd instrumental effects and combinations resulted in him being referred to as both.
  • It's said that Berlioz never intended for this piece to be staged. Referring to his work as a 'legende dramatique' (a category he made up), it is part cantata, part opera, and takes its inspiration from a play that was itself billed as 'deliberately unstageable'.

The Details

The battle between heaven and hell. Between temptation and redemption. An epic tale that has fascinated since tales began. Manfred Honeck brings Hector Berlioz's sprawling dramatic legend,The Damnation of Faust,to life together with the full forces of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and an all-star cast of soloists. Be there for this extraordinary occasion and dazzling display of larger-than-life musical drama!

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