Gounod: Faust (highlights)

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Franco Corelli (Dr. Faust), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Méphistophélès), Joan Sutherland (Marguerite)l, Robert Massard (Valentin), Raymond Myers (Wagner), Monica Sinclair (Marthe) & Margreta Elkins (Siebel)

Ambrosian Opera Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Recorded in 1966 in superb ‘Decca Sound’, these highlights from Gounod’s most widely-performed opera extracts music from the second act onwards. The Soldier’s Chorus has rarely been done with such swagger, Ghiaurov is a terrifying Mephistopheles and Corelli a passionate Dr. Faust.