Dramatic cantata (légende dramatique) in 4 parts for sop., ten., and bass soloists, ch. and orch., Op.24, by Berlioz, sometimes perf. in operatic form. Text by Berlioz and A. Gandonnière after G. de Nerval's Fr. version of Goethe. F.p. Paris, Opéra‐Comique, 6 Dec. 1846. F.p. in England, Manchester, 5 Feb. 1880 cond. Hallé; f. Amer. p. NY 1880 (concert), Met 1906 (stage). Adapted as staged opera in 5 acts by Raoul Gunsbourg, Monte Carlo, 1893. Comp. was completed 1846, incorporating earlier Huit Scènes de Faust (1828). See also Rákóczy March.