HUGO DE ANA
Faust’s myth in the interpretations
of Hugo de Ana
Text by Giulia Covelli.
The Maestro’s powerful sensitivity, deeply affected by the Faustian Myth and strongly attached to Goethe’s poem, brings to light profound meanings often neglected by the three composers who felt constrained to select one of the several possible themes presented in the poem. Hugo de Hana’s direction can be considered “baroque” due to the excessive visual elements, “symbolical” for the constant reference to symbolic elements, “visionary” where fantastic representations prevail. In any case and in every case it is always precise, never vague or sketchy; indeed it is in these very qualities, in its profound harmony with the “immeasurable” poem, that lie its expressive richness and its extraordinary capacity to capture the collective imagination.