Between Hell and Heaven, a World of Morphing Imagery

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 10 November 2008]

The most talked-about element of the director Robert Lepage’s new production of Berlioz’s “Damnation de Faust” for the Metropolitan Opera, which opened on Friday night, is sure to be its stunning use of video imagery. Working with the interactive video designer Holger Fˆrterer, Mr. Lepage has created a staging in which eerily detailed video depictions of everything from a grassy field to a fiery hell shift and morph in response to the movements and singing of the cast and chorus.