Continental Europe may be wealthy, but it is no longer the seat of innovation and entrepeneurship, while Israel, which outperforms its size, is willing to take uninsurable risks at all level

Faust as disillusioned nuclear scientist: it’s a powerful concept. As the final curtain falls, Des McAnuff’s Faust is expiring on his laboratory floor, having swallowed the poison he intended to take at the beginning, before the intervention of Mephistopheles: are the visions (such as they are) of hell and heaven sparked not so much by his jilting of the pregnant Marguerite as the question of the Almighty’s judgment on the purpose of his life’s work?

Music is the perfect medium to deal with Goethe’s Faust because of its focus on the human condition