From July 17 to July 31, the Royal Opera House is video streaming Gounod’s complete Faust starring Irina Lungu as Marguerite on https://youtu.be/N0VOJLsEMiA. Recorded in May 2019, the opera also features Michael Fabiano in the title role, Erwin Schritt as Méphistophélès, Stéphane Degout as Valentin, Marta Fontanals-Simmons as Siébel, Carole Wilson as Marthe Schwertlein and Germán E. Alcántara as Wagner. Dan Ettinger conducts Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the staging is by David McVicar.
Irina Lungu made her role debut as Marguerite at the Teatro alla Scala in 2010, later reprising it at the Teatro Regio of Turin (available on DVD/Blu-Ray), the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, the Teatro Real of Madrid and earlier this year at the Sydney Opera House in the same David McVicar staging.
[Photo: Tristram Kenton / Royal Opera House]