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This review is from: Berlioz: La Damnation De Faust [DVD]  (DVD)
Great hopes for this performance. The problem with Salzburg is that it has to be trendy. So though we have (mainly) wonderful singing from the principals, especially Willard White, the production is a woeful distraction. You spend the entire first act wondering whether it's a chemical plant or a microcosm of science expressed in a retort..etc Doesn't compare then with the marvellous recording made by Gedda and Janet Baker and their voices are more flexible with the French.