November 27, 2011 at 9:39 PMI saw fantastic opera at the Met this weekend. It was my first time watching Gounod's Faust but I loved it. Jonas Kaufmann and Marina Paplovskaya were superb and I was shaken for hours after the haunting performance. The sets and modern adaptation were original and made the play more relevant to our time. I highly recommending to any of you who have yet to see it!
Will keep watching for Paplovskaya. I've come across a little of Kaufmann on You Tube. I remember that he had a bright, ringing top to the voice and a dark, baritonal quality at the bottom -- I would think this combination would be highly effective in the title role of Faust.
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