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Gounod: Faust Blu-ray (The Royal Opera) 2019

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Gounod’s masterpiece is given the grandest of Royal Opera stagings 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.

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Faust: Michael Fabiano
Marguerite: Irina Lungu
Méphistophélès: Erwin Schrott
Valentin: Stéphane Degout
Siébel: Vardui Abrahmyan

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Orchestra
Conductor: Dan Ettinger
Director: David McVicar
Set Design: Charles Edwards
Composer: Charles Gounod

Bonus: Why The Royal Opera love performing Faust; Erwin Schrott and Dan Ettinger discuss the character Méphistophélès in FaustCast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0 PCM Stereo / DTS Master Audio 5.1
Fomat: Blu-ray
Region code: 0 (All Regions)
Duration: 196 mins
Year: 2019

"Schrott and Fabiano are devilishly good together." The Guardian
"...Schrott's swaggering Méphistophélès had a tone of whip-cracking authority which blended perfectly with Michael Fabiano's ringingly full tenor as Faust." The Independent
"... a powerful production..." Financial Times