08 Feb 2006
Faustus, The Last Night, Staatsoper, Berlin
(Photo: Ruth Walz)
By Shirley Apthorp [Financial Times, 8 February 2006]
Time is a strange thing. Pascal Dusapin's new opera for Berlin's Staatsoper tackles the problem bravely but ultimately there are no revelations. The 90-minute apocalypse of Faustus, The Last Night concludes with the observation that "There is . . . nothing!".