Gounod - Faust (DVD) | C Major Entertainment 735108

Gounod - Faust (DVD)

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Label: C Major Entertainment

Cat No: 735108

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 26th February 2016

Contents

Artists

Charles Castronovo
Ildar Abdrazakov
Irina Lungu
Vasilij Ladjuk
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino

Conductor

Gianandrea Noseda

Works

Gounod, Charles

Faust

Artists

Charles Castronovo
Ildar Abdrazakov
Irina Lungu
Vasilij Ladjuk
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino

Conductor

Gianandrea Noseda

About

Premiered in Paris in 1859, Gounod’s Faust was an instant success and even today remains one of the most popular of all French operas. Its libretto was based on Michel Carré’s adaptation of his own stage play Faust et Marguerite, which in turn was loosely fashioned after Goethe’s two-part tragedy. By placing a giant black ring centre-stage that casts an ominous shadow over the singers and dominates the action, director, set and costume designer Stefano Poda has moved the storyline of the restless searcher Faust, to an abstract, seemingly futuristic hall, thereby ensuring that the most fascinating stage moments are not due only to sophisticated lighting. Thanks to the excellent and enthusiastic cast, Poda deftly guides the opera to triumph. Charles Castronovo in the title role is especially convincing, with his brilliant acting and mellifluous singing. Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov – a regular in all major opera houses around the world – stars as the demonic Méphistophélès. As the innocent young girl Marguerite we see Moldovan soprano Irina Lungu, who demonstrates her ability with crystal-clear timbre.

Staged by: Stefano Poda
Recording date: Teatro Regio di Torino, 2015
Sound format: DTS 5.1, PCM Stereo
Picture: 16:9
Subtitles: French (original language), English, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Booklet: English, German, French
Total running time: 180 Mins

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