The Metropolitan Opera: Faust Synopsis
Gounod's classic retelling of the Faust legend.

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By mariejose
I had never seen Faust prior to last Saturday. Ithoroughly enjoyed this opera and the cast starting with Jonas Kaufman was great. I recommend to anyone who has not seen it to try and catch the...

Fabulous Faust

By lettyhoney
The Dec.10 perfomance of Faust in HD was fabulous. The performers were not only marvelous singers, but their acting was so convincing, they became the characters. Opera in HD is a gift to opera...

Faust - from the Metropolitan Opera

By lindaot
Another great LIVE high-def presentation from the Met, saving me the huge amount of money it would take to go to New York. The production was unusual but I liked it. Jonas Kaufmann as Faust was...

A Modern Faust

By sandrascar
The Met's production of Faust is set in the early 20th Century. Its sets, costumes, and ambiance are much closer to contemporary experience than the original medieval setting. The tragic story is...

Great experience

By viviansud
What an incredible morning. The simulcast was perfect - music and acting in this performance were as good as it gets - and the theater's excellent image quality and acoustics were almost like...

Faust -Met HD

By met_opera_fan
Music and all the singers fantastic. Conducting superb. Beautiful for adults and teens. Production-Euro-Trash = stinks. Absolutely ruins the sense of the opera, Go and keep your eyes...


By rubinjay
Faust is a big, overblown examination of the problem of teenage pregnancy in a traditional Christian society, and it ends with an almost comical religious outburst, "Christ is risen!" when the seduced...

Excellent Modern Interpretation

By evildwarf
Another modern classic by the Met. I'm rather ambivalent about French opera, and was not all that excited by their Berlioz "Damnation of Faust": well sung, but ridiculous staging. Gounod's Faust is...


By JoAnn Kane
Brilliant, moving, enlightening. A splendid production with a phenomenal cast. A truly memorable experience. The candy selection at you movie houses is abominable. Five of us bring our own...


By Grandopera
For opera lovers this was a superb performance by the Yew York Metropolitan Opera. No weaknesses in the cast and the featured performers were wonderful. The post-World War II initial stage setting...

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