|Charles François Gounod||Faust.|
Russell Braun (Baritone), Jonathan Beyer (Baritone), René Pape (Bass), Michele Losier (Mezzo-Soprano), Wendy White (Mezzo-Soprano), Marina Poplavskaya (Soprano), Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor).
Desmond McAnuff (Director).
Metropolitan Opera Chorus.
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra – Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Double Tony Award winning stage director Desmond McAnuff’s production, hailed by the New York Times as “rich with ideas and theatrically daring”, presents Faust as an atomic scientist inhabiting a dark world shot through with Cold War resonances.
Alongside Kaufmann, a typically gold-standard Met cast includes the “phenomenal” René Pape as Méphistophélès and the “ideally-suited” Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite.
Star conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin draws an “elegant, darkly textured performance” from the Metropolitan Opera orchestra.