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Daniel Harding and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican – 20th March 2016


Schumann’s music suggests the struggle between good and evil at the heart of Goethe’s work, as well as Faust’s tumultuous search for enlightenment and peace.

From the work’s dark and tense overture to its elegant and tranquil conclusion, Schumann’s oratorio opens a world combining horror opera, German song and church music. Described as Schumann’s magnum opus, the work is so huge that he never saw all three parts performed in the same concert.

Daniel Harding, the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are joined by the exceptional baritone Christian Gerhaher in the title role, drawing on his expertise as a profound lieder performer.


Schumann Scenes from Goethe’s ‘Faust’


Daniel Harding conductor

Christian Gerhaher Faust

Christiane Karg Gretchen

Alastair Miles Mephistopheles

Andrew Staples Ariel

London Symphony Chorus

Simon Halsey chorus director

London Symphony Orchestra

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Barbican website here

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