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Gounod: Faust / Jonas Kaufmann, Marina Poplavskaya, René Pape. Nézet-Seguin MET / [DVD]

Notes & Reviews:

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.

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

New York Times
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.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 187 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DD 5.1



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Works Details

>Gounod, Charles : Faust
  • Performers: Jonas Kaufmann; Marina Poplavskaya; René Pape
  • Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Seguin
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859
  • Studio/Live: Live