Gounod: Faust (2DVD)

Decca
$59.99
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SKU:
743811
Artist:
Jonas Kaufmann, RenŽ Pape, Marina Poplavskaya, Russell Braun, Jonathan Beyer, Michle Losier, Wendy White, Orchestra & Chorus of The Metropolitan Opera, Yannick NŽzet-SŽguin

Production from The Met

Stage direction: Des McAnuff

Jonas Kaufmann leads an all-star cast in a thrilling performance of Gounod’s melodrama.

Double Tony Award winning stage director Desmond McAnuff’s production, hailed by the New York Times as “rich with ideas and theatrically daring”, presents Faust as an atomic scientist inhabiting a dark world shot through with Cold War resonances.

”Mr. Kaufmann, a Met superstar … was a handsome, vocally splendid Faust. He sang the pensive and romantic passages with veiled dusky colorings and tender lyricism, and unleashed pent-up power in full-bodied phrases, capped by fearless high notes.” The New York Times.

Alongside Kaufmann, a typically gold-standard Met cast includes the “phenomenal” René Pape as Méphistophélès and the “ideally-suited” Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite.

Star conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin draws an “elegant, darkly textured performance” from the Metropolitan Opera orchestra.

Format: NTSC

Region: all