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Title Faust / Gounod ; the Metropolitan Opera presents ; Decca ; a Metropolitan Opera high-definition production.

Publication Info. London : Decca Music Group Limited, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    B GOUN FAU N14DVD    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (187 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
performed music prm rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
DVD video NTSC rda
video file DVD video all regions rda
Note Based on Carré's play 'Faust et Marguerite' and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's play 'Faust', part 1.
Includes bonus: Backstage at the Met, Debbie Miller, director.
Full contents, program notes and plot synopsis in English, French and German (27 pages : illustrations) inserted in container.
Contents Disc 1. Acts 1, 2 & 3 -- Disc 2. Acts 4 & 5.
Credits Production, Des McAnuff ; host, Joyce DiDonato ; director, Barbara Willis Sweete ; set designer, Robert Brill ; costume designer, Paul Tazewell ; lighting designer, Peter Mumford ; choreographer, Kelly Devine ; producers, Louisa Briccetti, Victoria Warivonchik.
Performer Jonas Kaufmann (Faust) ; René Pape (Méphistophélès) ; Marina Poplavskaya (Marguerite) ; Russell Braun (Valentin) ; Michèle Losier (Siébel) ; other singers ; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor ; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet.
Summary An aging scholar makes a deal with the Devil in exchange for an elixir of youth.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, all regions, widescreen (16:9) presentation ; LCPM stereo., DTS surround.
Language Sung in French, optional subtitles in English, French, German, Chinese, Korean.
Subject McAnuff, Des -- Interviews.
Faust, -approximately 1540 -- Drama.
Nézet-Séguin, Yannick, 1975- -- Interviews.
Kaufmann, Jonas -- Interviews.
Poplavskaia, Marina, 1977- -- Interviews.
Pape, René -- Interviews.
Mephistopheles (Legendary character)
Genre/Form Filmed operas.
Added Author Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901, librettist.
Carré, Michel, 1819-1872, librettist.
McAnuff, Des, director, interviewee.
Sweete, Barbara Willis, director.
Kaufmann, Jonas, singer, interviewee.
Pape, René, singer, interviewee.
Poplavskai︠a︡, Marina, 1977- singer, interviewee.
Braun, Russell, 1968- singer.
Losier, Michèle, singer.
Nézet-Séguin, Yannick, 1975- conductor, interviewee.
DiDonato, Joyce, host, interviewer.
Brill, Robert (Set designer) set designer.
Tazewell, Paul, costume designer.
Mumford, Peter, 1946- lighting designer.
Devine, Kelly, choreographer.
Briccetti, Louisa, producer.
Warivonchik, Victoria, producer.
Carré, Michel, 1819-1872. Faust et Marguerite
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832. Faust. 1. Theil
Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893. Faust.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Ballet, performer.
Decca Music Group.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Orchestra, performer.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Chorus, performer.
Standard No. 044007438114
Music No. 074 3811 Decca

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