DVD + Blu-Ray:
Salzburg Festival '16 | Gounod: Faust

Envisioned by Reinhard von der Thannen for stage, this production does its composer Charles Gounod justice and delivers magnificent opera moments...

  • Faust (DVD Front-Cover) | Copyright: © EuroArts Music International

    Faust (DVD Front-Cover) © EuroArts Music International

  • Faust (Header-Image) | Copyright: © Monika Rittershaus

    Faust (Header-Image) © Monika Rittershaus

Charles-François Gounod’s Faust was once one of the most famous and most-performed of all operas and is still cherished today. This is the first performance at the Salzburg Festival!

This stunning production was staged by Reinhard von der Thannen, the supreme cast is led by Piotr Beczala as Faust, Ildar Abdrazakov embodies a seductive and demonic Méphistophélès and Italian soprano Maria Agresta stars as Marguerite, who struggles to resist temptation and gain salvation. The Wiener Philharmoniker play under the baton of young Argentinian conductor Alejo Pérez.

The opera contains much-loved musical highlights including the memorable Soldiers’ Chorus, Méphistophélès’s rowdy “Song of the Golden Calf”, and Marguerite’s Jewel Song with its dazzling coloratura.

Original title Salzburg Festival 2016 | Charles Gounod: Faust
Genre Opera
Recording location Salzburg Festival
Production year 2016
Duration 180 mins
Video format DVD: 16:9 – NTSC | Blu-ray: 1080/60i Full HD – 16:9
Audio format DVD: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, dts 5.1 | Blu-ray: PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 5.1
Production Company UNITEL
Co-Production Company ORF, 3sat, Wiener Philharmoniker, Salzburg Festival
Composer Charles Gounod
Orchestra / Band Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor Alejo Pérez
Choir Philharmonia Choir Vienna
Chorus Master Walter Zeh
Stage Director Reinhard von der Thannen
Soloist Piotr Beczala (Faust), Ildar Abdrazakov (Méphistophélès), Maria Agresta (Marguerite), Alexey Markov (Valentin), Tara Erraught (Siébel), Paolo Rumetz (Wagner), Marie-Ange Todorovitch (Marthe)



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