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Python's pact with the devil

Terry Gilliam, who directed Hollywood films such as Brazil and the Adventures of Baron Munchausen, is directing his first opera.

The opera, Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust, performed by the English National Opera, opens at the Coliseum in London on Friday.

Arts Correspondent Rebecca Jones reports.

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