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Baden-Baden: Boito: Mefistofele

Erwin Schrott (Mefistofele), Charles Castronovo (Faust), Angel Joy Blue (Elena), Alex Penda (Margherita), Jana Kurucová (Marta), Bror Magnus Tødenes (Wagner), Luciana Mancini (Panthalis), Rudolf Schasching (Nerèo), Philharmonia Chor Wien …
Philipp Himmelmann (director), Johannes Leiacker (stage design), Gesine Völlm (costume), Bernd Purkrabek (light), Martin Eidenberger (video)
Münchner Philharmoniker
Stefan Soltesz

Arrigo Boito's only finished and preserved opera, Mefistofele, recorded in Baden-Baden was praised by critics and loved by the audience - a very rare concurrence. And this could hardly have come as a surprise, since it was no other than Erwin Schrott, who had already given a taste of his excellence as the Mefistofele in Gounod’s Faust opera as a mixture of Latin lover, prankster and demon. Arrigo Boito combines influences of Verdi and Wagner in his musical work: rousing choirs, intricate melodies accompanied by music that is almost cinematic in intent – an intoxicating mix that audiences around the globe will find unforgettable. A new discovery!

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Boito: Mefistofele

Facts

Prog. No.
6370
Music genre
Opera
Length
129 mins
Director
Nele Münchmeyer
Producers
EuroArts Music
Production year
2016
Format
HD