Bryn Terfel’s magnetic Mephisto in Amsterdam

Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust

Concertgebouw, 4 June 2018

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Mephistopheles and Faust (ca 1871) by Alphonse de Neuville, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

It had been a while since Bryn Terfel sang a complete opera role in Amsterdam. Back in 2002 his larger-than-life Doctor Dulcamara hijacked the stage of what was then De Nederlandse Opera, now Dutch National Opera. So it was something of an occasion when he returned this week for a concert version of La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz at the Concertgebouw.

Full review on Opera Today.

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