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Gounod: Faust

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Gounod : Faust

Release Date: December 10, 2011

Year    :   2011
Slogan    :   «The Metropolitan Opera: Faust»
Genres    :   Music
Production Companies    :   Decca
Director    :   Barbara Willis Sweete
Producers    :   Des McAnuff, Louisa Briccetti, Mia Bongiovanni, Victoria Warivonchik, Elena Park
Writers    :   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Jules Barbier, Michel Carré
RunTime    :   190 mins.

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann is riveting as the title character of Gounod’s popular opera, seen in this Live in HD presentation of Des McAnuff’s thrilling 2011 production that places the mythical and timeless story in an early 20th-century setting. René Pape as Méphistophélès is menacing and elegant in equal measure, and Marina Poplavskaya delivers a searingly intense portrayal of the innocent Marguerite. Russell Braun as her brother, Valentin, shines in his Act II aria. On the podium, Yannick Nézet-Séguin brings out all the lyricism and drama of Gounod’s score.

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