Terry Gilliam’s The Damnation Of Faust To Screen On BBC4

I can’t overstate the brilliance of Terry Gilliam‘s opera directing debut, the (currently ongoing, soon to end) ENO production of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust, without making claims that it can heal the lame and give sight to the blind.

When I pulled myself together after first seeing it, the next thing I did was purchase another ticket to go back and see it again. I’ll be there on Saturday 4th, and I can’t wait to be put through the emotional wringer again.

Now, the great news comes that Gilliam’s staging will be preserved for posterity, and that the BBC will be presenting a broadcast of the show this Autumn. I haven’t been able to confirm who will be directing the broadcast, in terms of camera and vision mixing, but the BBC say that Gilliam will “provide an introduction”.

I do hope they get a great director for this, somebody who will capture as much of the live impact as possible.

For a while, ENO were saying that Faust was definitely not going to be filmed. Gilliam recognised the stupidity of this, and said he was having talks to sort it out. Seems that he went all the way and roped in Auntie.

Now: let’s see if we can secure a Blu-ray release for this too.

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