Met Opera on Demand Catalog
La Damnation de Faust
(Nov. 22, 2008)
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Librettist: Almire Gandonnière and Hector Berlioz
Levine; Graham, Giordani, Relyea
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 22 min.
Conducted by James Levine, Robert Lepage’s stunning production—with its brilliant marriage of art and technology—thrilled HD audiences around the world. In Berlioz’s rarely performed vision of the immortal Faust legend, Marcello Giordani is a fiery title hero whose impulsive bargain with Méphistophélès (a commanding John Relyea) proves fatal. Susan Graham is a lovely and tragic Marguerite, the woman who gives everything to the man she loves.