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3hr 45mins // directed by:David McVicar // featuring:Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau, Erwin Schrott

Presented by the Royal Opera House.

Gounod's most popular opera returns in David McVicar's stunning Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.


Music: Charles-François Gounod

Director: David McVicar

Conductor: Dan Ettinger​


Faust: Michael Fabiano

Méphistophélès: Erwin Schrott

Marguerite: Diana Damrau

Opera in 5 Acts with 1 Interval. Sung in French with English subtitles. Recorded 2019.