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Work: Faust

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ComposerGounod, Charles-François (1818-1893)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ZurichFaust

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Gounod: Faust
Ryan McAdams; Jan Philipp Gloger; Zurich Opera; Ben Baur; Karin Jud; Franck Evin; Philharmonia Zürich

ParisFaust

Gounod: Faust
Thomas Hengelbrock; Tobias Kratzer; Opéra national de Paris; Rainer Sellmaier; Michael Bauer; Manuel Braun
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Méphistophélès returns to the stage in Gounod’s Faust at La Fenice!

The Teatro La Fenice reprises Joan Anton Rechi’s production in its full stage version, less inspiring than the one expanded through the whole theatre during Covid times.

***11
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Méphistophélès steals the show in Staatsoper's Faust

Adam Palka shines as the devil in this revival of Frank Castorf's multimedia staging that relocates the work to mid-20th century Paris, around the end of the Algerian War.
****1
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La Fenice transformed into a cathedral for Gounod's Faust

The real sensation of the evening was Alex Esposito – this time, Gounod's Faust should have been titled Méphistophélès...
****1
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Gounod in the Time of Corona: Frank Castorf's many-layered Faust

Faust and Méphistophélès pal around like buddies in Castorf's multi-media staging, the devil here less diabolical and more anarchistic party-boy. 
****1
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From cabaret to cathedral: McVicar's spectacular Faust in Sydney

The revival of David McVicar's production of Gounod's Faust provides spectacle and entertainment in spades, with strong performances from Ivan Magrì (Faust) and Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Méphistophélès).
****1
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