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Gounod: Faust / Ethuin, Kraus, Scotto, Ghiaurov

Gounod / Kraus / Ghiaurov / Scotto / Ethuin
Release Date: 07/10/2007 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4417  
Composer:  Charles Gounod
Performer:  Anna di StasioLorenzo SaccomaniNicolai GhiaurovAlfredo Kraus,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul Ethuin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NHK Symphony Orchestra TokyoNHK Italian Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the most popular operas of all time, with a dream cast: Renata Scotto as Marguerite, Alfredo Kraus as Faust, and Nicolai Ghiaurov as Méphistophélès. The NHK Symphony Orchestra, NHK Italian Italian Opera Chorus, and Members of the Japan Chorus Union are all under the direction of Paul Ethuin. This production of Faust includes the complete “Walpurgis Night” ballet sequence, here danced by the Momoko Tani and Tokyo City Ballet Troupes. Vidoetaped live in performance in NHK Hall, Tokyo, September 9 & 12, 1973. Bonus segment features an exclusive 2007 interview with Renata Scotto, in which she discusses performing in Japan, her illustrious colleagues, and her perspectives on the operatic art form.
Read more /> Embedded subtitles in Japanese remain onscreen throughout, with additional options to view subtitles in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Region 0 encoding: playable worldwide.
Color: Color
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Works on This Recording

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Faust by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano), Lorenzo Saccomani (Baritone), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),
Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Renata Scotto (Soprano), Paolo Mazzotta (Baritone),
Milena Dal Piva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul Ethuin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo,  NHK Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 9/1973 
Venue:  Live NHK Hall, Tokyo 

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 too dark to enjoy January 26, 2014 By David S. (Colorado Springs, CO) See All My Reviews "This recording is so dark that the whole event is not to enjoy If I could return this DVD I certainly would. I am sorry, because is Faust is one opera I wanted in my library." Report Abuse
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