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Sylvain Cambreling in La Damnation de Faust

La Damnation de Faust

1999 NR

Tenor Paul Groves shines as the tormented Faust -- who makes a costly bargain with the devil -- in this vividly realized adaptation of composer Hector Berlioz's "legende dramatique," staged at the 1999 Salzburg Festival. With maestro Sylvain Cambreling at the helm, the impressive production also features superb performances by mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova as Marguerite and bass-baritone Willard White as the suitably menacing Méphistophélès.