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


  • 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.

    Also available on DVD

    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