Berlioz grésille dans la poussière d'hiver
by François Salès based on La Damnation de Faust by Berlioz
Based on the translation of Goethe’s Faust by Nerval, Berlioz premiered La Damnation de Faust at the Opéra Comique on an afternoon in the winter of 1846. He got ruined by the production of this dramatic legend that was to become the most performed of his works after changes which made it a weird and familiar monster for generations.
In this video with an editing of sound archives, François Salès examines the place of The Damnation of Faust in our collective memory.