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Much Ado

I really wasn’t at all familiar with Berlioz’ Béatrice at Bénédict before last night’s opening of a production by Metro Youth Opera at the Daniels Spectrum.   527 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

A comparison of endings: Goethe and Berlioz

Questions for discussion:

  1. Berlioz alters the ending of the story to damn Faust. How does this reflect Berlioz’s understanding of justice? How is this different from Goethe’s understanding of justice?
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In a Berlioz Mood

Great way to start the week – one of my favorite takes on opera’s “storm” meme:


Mind of the Damned: Faust's near-suicide and the introduction of Mephistopheles

(By Amelia)
Berlioz crafts an operatic Damnation of Faust that bewilders with sharp contrasts in character between Faust and Mephistopheles, and heightens the smallest of details in the selected excerpts of text spun into song.   537 more words


19th-century fan fiction?

It occurred to me while I was reading and responding to Carravita’s response paper that we’ve been studying fan fiction and fan art of a past era – does that seem jarring? 106 more words