Ep. 78 Faust By Charles Gounod
A deal with the Devil; a Faustian bargain. When an elderly scholar prays to the Devil in desperation, he learns that it might not be wise to let the Devil answer his prayers. Faust gains only transitory pleasures but causes the pitiful downfall of a naive young woman. This story takes a close look at the relationship between that woman and the scholar. Composer Charles Gounod’s take on the Goethe play gives us sumptuous music and one of the great enduring operas in the repertoire.
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