17 June 2016
In one of the opera's most heart-wrenching moments, Massenet gives us a crucial insight into his heroine’s tortured soul, as she reflects on a love that can never be.
7 June 2016
Our quick introduction to Massenet’s Goethe-inspired tragedy of an impossible love.
25 July 2014
Schoenberg saw the possibilities of serialism and his views of God as intrinsically linked.
22 April 2014
How the vernacular of Gounod’s era makes the work anything but trivial.
9 April 2014
The award-winning novelist on how she has explored the nature of evil and the devil in her own work.
4 April 2014
Why has Faust's story continued to fascinate audiences?
3 April 2014
In preparation for Jonas Kaufmann's recital of Winterreise on the main stage, we look at the history of this exquisite art form.
28 March 2014
A quick guide to Gounod's popular grand opera.
25 March 2014
The author of Wolf Hall on artistic pressures and what a pact with the devil might mean today.
21 March 2014
As we show a group of productions exploring the fascination of the Faust story we ask if the devil has the best tunes.