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.
- Actors: Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Marina Poplavskaya, Orchestra & Chorus of The Metropolitan Opera, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
- Directors: Des McAnuff
- Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Classical, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English (DTS 5.1), English (PCM Stereo), English (Surround)
- Subtitles: English, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Korean
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: NR Not Rated
- Studio: Decca
- DVD Release Date: March 25, 2014
- Run Time: 100 minutes
- ASIN: B00DPMFEQA
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Great performance, strange setting