Sat 12 May
Orchestra of Opera North
Leeds Festival Chorus
Leeds Philharmonic Chorus
Opera North Young Voices
Opera North Children's Chorus
Simon Wright - conductor
Rachel Kelly - mezzo soprano
David Butt Philip - tenor
David Soar - baritone
Ashley Riches - bass
Berlioz – The Damnation of Faust Listen
Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by George Kennaway
The concert will be finished by approximately 9.50pm
Part opera, part cantata, this ‘dramatic legend’ is an epic retelling of the Faust story that captures the extremes of man’s ambition and folly in music by turns exquisite and grotesque.
While angels worship the Lord for his creation, Mephistopheles, the Devil, complains about the state of affairs in the world. Mankind is corrupt, he claims, and he revels in the evil and disaster that he is able to cause. Faust, turning to sin and evil, makes a pact with the devil… and so the story begins.
The Opera North Children’s Chorus and Young Voices are supported by the late John Barchard and Dr Claire Barchard, The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, The Carntyne Trust, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and The Holbeck Charitable Trust.
Opera North Education is supported by The Opera North Future Fund and The Whitaker Charitable Trust.
A £37.10, B £34.98, C £30.74, D £24.38, E £18.02, O n/a