GOUNOD Faust / Kaufmann, Nézet-Séguin

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CHARLES GOUNOD

Faust
Jonas Kaufmann
Marina Poplavskaya · René Pape
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Int. Release 03 Mar. 2014
1 Blu-ray Video
0440 074 3812 1 Blu-ray Video 60i DH
DVD-VIDEO NTSC DH
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Picture Format: 1080i High Definition / 16:9
Filmed live in High Definition
A Metropolitan Opera High-Definition Production


Lista de temas

Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Jonathan Beyer, Russell Braun, Michèle Losier, Marina Poplavskaya, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Joyce Di Donato

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust

Act 1

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Jonas Kaufmann, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Jonas Kaufmann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

René Pape, Jonas Kaufmann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Act 2

Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Jonathan Beyer, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Russell Braun, Jonathan Beyer, Michèle Losier, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Russell Braun, Jonathan Beyer, René Pape, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

René Pape, Jonathan Beyer, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Russell Braun, Jonathan Beyer, René Pape, Michèle Losier, Jonas Kaufmann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Michèle Losier, Marina Poplavskaya, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Jonas Kaufmann, Marina Poplavskaya, Michèle Losier, René Pape, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Joyce Di Donato, Jonas Kaufmann

Joyce Di Donato, Marina Poplavskaya

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust

Act 3

16.
1:36

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Michèle Losier, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Michèle Losier, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Marina Poplavskaya, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Jonathan Beyer, Russell Braun, Michèle Losier, Marina Poplavskaya, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Wendy White, Marina Poplavskaya, René Pape, Jonas Kaufmann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Jonas Kaufmann, Marina Poplavskaya, René Pape, Wendy White, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

René Pape, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Marina Poplavskaya, Jonas Kaufmann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Jonas Kaufmann, Marina Poplavskaya, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Jonas Kaufmann, Marina Poplavskaya, René Pape, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

René Pape, Marina Poplavskaya, Jonas Kaufmann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Joyce Di Donato, René Pape

Joyce Di Donato, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust

Act 4

33.
1:59

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Marina Poplavskaya, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Marina Poplavskaya, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Russell Braun, Michèle Losier, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Russell Braun, Michèle Losier, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

René Pape, Jonas Kaufmann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Russell Braun, René Pape, Jonas Kaufmann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Wendy White, Russell Braun, Marina Poplavskaya, Michèle Losier, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Marina Poplavskaya, René Pape, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Act 5

Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

René Pape, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

44.
3:41

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

45.
4:13

Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Marina Poplavskaya, Jonas Kaufmann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

René Pape, Marina Poplavskaya, Jonas Kaufmann, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Jonathan Beyer, Russell Braun, Michèle Losier, Marina Poplavskaya, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Tiempo total de reproducción 3:07:34

Rear-stage projections are used throughout, very effectively, the quick flash from the bomb being only one. Earlier there are stunning close-up photos of Marguerite, a whirling sky, and for the Garden Scene . . . a backdrop of exquisite red roses. Marguerite's cell, darkly lit . . . is wonderfully sad and oppressive . . . the cast is both wonderful to look at and to listen to. Not enough, actually, can be said about Jonas Kaufmann's undertaking of the title role. His voice . . . is brilliant at the top, his French is quite good, his phrasing masterful and sensitive, and his attention to dynamics near-astounding. And the voice loses no center in this performance when he sings pianissimo -- it can often come across as crooning, but does not here. He manages a diminuendo on the high-B in the phrase "Je t'aime" near the end of the Kermesse Scene that is utterly perfect . . . he's grand to listen to and to watch . . . René Pape's Mefistofeles is well-drawn. Easy-going and witty at first and nastier as the opera goes on, his voice is a true luxury item -- perfectly rounded tone, bright and true at the top and rock solid everywhere else as well . . . [Marina Poplavskaya's] treatment of the text in the final trio, "Anges purs, anges radieux", has more intensity and sincerity than I've ever experienced . . . [Russell Braun's] Valentin is well-sung, well-acted, and memorable. Michèle Losier's boyish Siebel is full-voiced and Wendy White's Marthe is fine. Yannick Nézet-Séguin's leadership is elegant and smooth; rather than trying to find hidden meanings in Gounod's marvelously obvious tunes and harmonies, he has the orchestra play them as if they were new and masterpieces . . . Picture and sound, as well as direction for small screen, are superb . . .

. . . a splendid cast of singing actors doing their best to sell the piece. Kaufmann is simply magnificent with his trademark burnished tone ramping up the contrast of his heroic sound with his caddish persona. Poplavskaya was born to play Marguerite with her girlish look and tragic demeanour . . . her performance is all of a piece. The Wagnerian Pape has a ball playing Mephistopheles but doesn't descend into moustache-twirling camp and delivers a show-stopping "Ronde du Veau d'or". The supporting cast is fine with a standout Valentin and Nézet-Séguin shapes the whole with idiomatic elegance and coaxes refined playing from the orchestra. I watched the Blu-ray so the sound and image were of exemplary quality.