About the film
The Damnation of Faust
Release Date: August 25, 1999
|Production Companies||:||Arthaus Musik|
|Writers||:||Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Hector Berlioz, Almire Gandonnière|
The three main soloists have voices on a scale that can compete with these flashy production values – White and Kasarova, in particular, sing at a level of intensity that would swamp anything less; the climactic seduction trio has rarely been sung so well or with such an overpoweringly polymorphous eroticism. Cambreling marshals his forces effectively, giving full rein to the work's showstoppers like the "Hungarian March" but not neglecting the subtler less kinetic Gluckian side of Berlioz's vocal writing. Recorded live at the Salzburger Festspiele, 1999.