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Salzburger Festspiele 2016 | Charles Gounod: Faust

Piotr Beczała Faust | Ildar Abdrazakov Méphistophélès | Maria Agresta Marguerite | Alexey Markov Valentin | Tara Erraught Siébel | Paolo Rumetz Wagner | Marie-Ange Todorovitch Marthe | Walter Zeh chorus master | Reinhard von der Thannen stage director
Wiener Philharmoniker, Philharmonia Chor Vienna
Alejo Pérez

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 Beczała 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.


Charles-François Gounod: Faust (Libretto: Jules Barbier and Michael Carré)

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NTSC 16:9
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PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
180 mins
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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English, French, German
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