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Plácido Domingo (Faust) sells his soul to the Devil (Giorgio Tozzi) for another chance at youth. He immediately falls in love with Marguerite (Teresa Zylis-Gara), gets her pregnant, and then leaves—infuriating her brother Valentin (Mario Sereni) when he gets home from the war. A very young Frederica von Stade is Siebel, a local lad who’s also in love with Marguerite. With a cast like this singing Gounod’s score with passion and style, it’s no wonder Faust is an operatic staple.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Feb 26, 1972


Charles Gounod


Jules Barbier and Michel Carré

Run Time

2 HRS 49 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and Ballet