Berlioz: La Damnation De Faust / Rattle
Label: LSO Live
Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano), Bryan Hymel (tenor), Christopher Purves (baritone), Gábor Bretz (bass) London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Guildhall School Singers, Tiffin Children's Chorus, Tiffin Girls' Choir, Tiffin Boys' Choir, Sir Simon Rattle
Sir Simon Rattle leads the London Symphony Orchestra and a world-class line-up of soloists in a new recording of Berlioz’s unique La damnation de Faust. In 2019 the classical world will mark 150 years since the death of Berlioz and this album will be released around anniversary of his passing. The LSO are known globally as leading Berlioz performers and have a large, award-winning back catalogue of the composer’s work. Sir Simon Rattle describes Faust as “like the birth of cinema,” a unique mix of opera, oratorio and drama. High profile coverage around the Berlioz 150 celebrations in 2019. LSO have a major Berlioz concert in May which will be livestreamed. Soloists have major Berlioz concerts across France.