17th April

Concert will begin at 17:40 hours GMT

Music on Goethe's 'Faust' with young performers from Amsterdam

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Verity Wingate, soprano, Julietta Aleksanyan, soprano, Maya Gour, mezzo-soprabo, José Simerilla Romero, tenor, Maksym Nazarenko, baritone, Frederik Bergman, bass-baritone, Sam Carl, bass-baritone, Luba Podgayskaya, piano, and Lochlan Brown, piano, perform works based on Goethe's Faust. Jouman Fattal (Gretchen), Frederik Bergman (Faust) perform:

MEPHISTOPHELES AND FAUST

Narration: the devil is everywhere..
OFFENBACH: Les contes d'Hoffmann 'Dans les roles d'amoureux langoureux' - Frederik & Lochlan..
Narration: Mephisto takes Faust to a beer cellar.
MUSSORGSKY:  'Song of the flea' - Sam & Luba.
BEETHOVEN: 'Song of the Flea' - Frederik & Lochlan.
Narration: Mephisto restores Faust's youth.
BERLIOZ: La damnation de Faust 'Voici des roses' - Frederik & Lochlan.

LOVE: FAUST AND GRETCHEN

Narration: Faust meets Gretchen on a street.
Dialogue: Jouman & Frederik.
Narration: Gretchen would have been better off with a more innocent young man....
GOUNOD: Faust 'Faites-lui mes aveux' - Maya & Luba.
Narration: Gretchen's love for Faust grows but also brings restlesness.....
Monologue: Jouman.
SCHUBERT: 'Der König in Thule' - Julietta & Lochlan.
LISZT: 'Der König in Thule' - Julietta & Lochlan.
BERLIOZ: La damnation de Faust 'Chanson du roi de Thulé' - Maya & Luba.
Monologue: Jouman.
GOUNOD: Faust 'Air des bijoux' - Verity & Luba.
Dialogue: Jouman & Frederik.
BERLIOZ: La damnation de Faust 'D'amour l'ardante flamme' - Maya &Lochlan.
Monologue: Jouman.
SCHUBERT: 'Gretchen am Spinnrade' - Julietta & Luba.
LOEWE: 'Meine Ruh' ist hin' - Maya & Luba.
VERDI: 'Perduta ho la pace' - Verity & Lochlan.

THE BROTHER RETURNS: THE DEATH OF VALENTIN

Narration: Gretchen has a brother: a soldier, proud of his sister's virtuous nature...
GOUNOD: Faust 'Avant de quitter ces lieux' - Maksym & Luba.
Narration: Gretchen gets pregnant. Faust abandons her....
Monologue: Jouman.
SCHUBERT: 'Gretchen's Bitte' - Julietta & Luba.
Narration: Valentin returns. Mephisto mocks Gretchen... Wagner, Lied des Mephistopheles 'Was machst du mir?' - Frederik & Lochlan.
GOUNOD: Faust 'Vous qui faites l'endormie' - Sam & Lochlan.
Narration: Valentin gets killed. Gretchen is tormented by inner voices....
SCHUBERT: 'Szene aus Faust' - Julietta, Frederik, Sam & Luba.

WALPURGISNIGHT

Narration: Faust and Mephisto visit the Witches' Sabbath....
STRAVINSKY: The Rake’s Progress ‘Come master’ - Sam & Lochlan.
WEBER: Der Freischütz ‘Schweig, damit dich niemand warnt’ - Frederik & Luba.
SAINT-SAËNS: ‘Danse macabre’ - Sam & Luba.

GRETCHEN'S DEATH

Narration: Gretchen, accused of killing both her mother and her child, is in prison. Faust attempts to free her....
Dialogue: Jouman & Frederik.
STRAVINSKY: The Rake's Progress 'I freeze, I burn' - Frederik & Lochlan.
LOEWE: 'Ach Neige du Schmerzenreiche' – Verity & Luba.

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