Victoria and Albert Museum

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Deals with the Devil

Deals with the Devil

Composers have often been seduced by the story of Faust. This image accompanied a piece of writing ahead of two new contemporary Faust operas that explore our relationship to modern technology. “Technology frees us up in all sorts of amazing ways, yet at the same time, it is driving us towards a certain kind of inevitable destruction. Faust is a useful frame for that.”