Gounod - Faust (Blu-ray) | Opus Arte OABD7285D

Gounod - Faust (Blu-ray)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OABD7285D

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 26th March 2021

Contents

Artists

Michael Fabiano
Erwin Schrott
Irina Lungu
Stephane Degout
Vardui Abrahmyan
Carole Wilson
German E Alcantara
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Dan Ettinger

Works

Gounod, Charles

Faust

Artists

Michael Fabiano
Erwin Schrott
Irina Lungu
Stephane Degout
Vardui Abrahmyan
Carole Wilson
German E Alcantara
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Dan Ettinger

About

Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him. The devil Méphistophélès appears and strikes a bargain with the philosopher. Faust can have youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite, but only in exchange for his soul…

Gounod’s masterpiece is given the grandest of Royal Opera staging in David McVicar’s richly layered and theatrically exuberant production, with the drama moved to Second Empire Paris, spectacular sets and costumes, and extensive dance. Michael Fabiano as a seductively witty Faust, Erwin Schrott as a devilish Méphistophélès and Irina Lungu as a passionate Marguerite are joined by the Royal Opera Chorus and a cast of Royal Opera favourites. Dan Ettinger conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in Gounod’s gloriously tuneful score.

“Schrott and Fabiano are devilishly good together” – The Guardian ****

“...Schrott’s swaggering Mephistopheles had a tone of whip-cracking authority which blended perfectly with Michael Fabiano’s ringingly full tenor as Faust.” – The Independent *****

“Lavish and spectacular… decorous and decandent…” – Culture Whisper ****

“A fascinatingly vital production” – The Stage ****

Extra features:
- Why The Royal Opera love performing Faust
- Erwin Schrott and Dan Ettinger discuss the character Méphistophélès in Faust
- Cast gallery

Cast:
- Faust: Michael Fabiano
- Méphistophélès: Erwin Schrott
- Marguerite: Irina Lungu
- Valentin: Stéphane Degout
- Siébel: Vardui Abrahmyan
- Marthe Schwertlein: Carole Wilson
- Wagner: Germán E. Alcántara

Director: David McVicar
Set designer: Charles Edwards
Costume designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting designer: Paule Constable
Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon

Duration: approx. 196 minutes
Audio: LPCM 2.0 & DTS Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, JP, KO

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