The Man Who Killed Don Quixote isn't the only Terry Gilliam project we have to look forward to. Although Quixote has been an on-going project for years, eliciting all sorts of fan anticipation, something is coming to steal its thunder. The Playlist reports that Gilliam is making his opera debut with Hector Berlioz's 1846 opera The Damnation of Faust, which will be performed at the English National Opera in London next year.

Is there any aspect of this news that is not killer? It's right up Gilliam's alley, setting aside the devilish pacts of Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus for an operatic take on a true classic, Goethe's Faust, where the old and weary doctor is dazzled by the promises of Mephistopheles , for the love of Marguerite. The best part is also, sadly, the worst -- I can't imagine much that would rival an in-person experience with Gilliam's artistic vision, but that means saving up a whole lot of money to head overseas next year for the May 6 opening. This isn't some potentially long-running Broadway-esque production -- there will be only 10 performances.

On the bright side, Gilliam will reportedly start working on this after shooting a film this summer, so it looks like Quixote has finally found its second life. I wonder if Gilliam had to sell his soul to do it?
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