[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 DVD ]
Release Date: Friday 23 June 2006
Gounod's crowning achievement Faust, first staged in 1859 at the Lyric Theatre in Paris, is a conflict of good and evil, love and hate.
All Regions - Regular 1.33:1 / 4:3 - PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround / DTS 5.0 Surround - Colour - 176 Minutes - NTSC
Gounod's crowning achievement 'Faust', first staged in 1859 at the Lyric Theatre in Paris, is a conflict of good and evil, love and hate. This 1985 performance from the Wiener Staatsoper was staged by Ken Russell, the enfant terrible of English music films. It's a searing production that stars Francisco Ariza in the title role alongside Gabriele Benachova-Cap - a first-time release on any format.
Faust - Francisco Araiza
Mefistofeles - Ruggero Raimondi
Valentin - Walton Grönroos
Wagner - Alfred Sramek
Marguerite - Gabriela Benackova-Cap
Siebel - Gabriele Sima
Marthe - Gertrude Jahn
Valetins Kinder - Ursula Hambsch-Pfitzner / Christian Herder
Chor der Wiener Staatsoper
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper / Erich Binder
Directed by Ken Russell.