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Work: Faust

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ComposerGounod, Charles-François (1818-1893)
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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© Georges Antoni
Gounod: Faust
Lorenzo Passerini; Sir David McVicar; Opera Australia; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Irina Lungu; Ivan Magrì


© Agnese Zeltiņa
Gounod: Faust
Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Aik Karapetian; Latvian National Opera; Kristaps Skulte; Kristīne Pasternaka; Sonora Vaice; Raimonds Bramanis


Gounod: Faust
Ryan McAdams; Jan Philipp Gloger; Zurich Opera; Ben Baur; Karin Jud; Anita Hartig; Saimir Pirgu


Gounod: Faust
Michel Plasson; Keith Warner; Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia; Es Devlin; Julia Müer; Ailyn Pérez; John Osborn


Gounod: Faust
Frédéric Chaslin; Joan Anton Rechi; Teatro La Fenice; Antonio Poli; Carmela Remigio; Alex Esposito; Armando Noguera
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Faust finds salvation thanks to jump-in soprano

Mandy Fredrich © Eellen Schmaus
A devilishly fun performance of Gounod's take on Goethe, saved when Mandy Fredrich flew in at short notice to take over the role of Marguerite. 
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La Fura dels Baus’ Faust 5.1 opens the new season at the Teatro Real

Piotr Beczała (Faust) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Despite a great cast led by Marina Rebeka, La Fura dels Baus's unambitious approach to the myth of Faust and Dan Ettinger's noisy conducting prevent a brighter season opening at the Teatro Real.
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Satan, sex, blood and redemption: Faust in Finland

Clemens Unterreiner (Valentin) © Valtteri Hirvonen
Auguin conducted as if he really believes in this evergreen work, which was wonderful to hear in the composer’s rather overlooked anniversary year.
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Méphistophélès, the master puppeteer

Christian Van Horn (Méphistophélès) © Cory Weaver
Chicago's new Faust is a quest for youth but also a reflection on insipiration, fabrication and manipulation. 
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Outstanding direction of a fine cast: Faust in Geneva

John Osborn, Ruzan Mantashyan, Marina Viotti, Adam Palka © GTG | Magali Dougados
Plasson shows all his experience; Lavaudant surprises and delights with his direction; a strong cast sing their hearts out. Who can ask for more?
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