Cher Public

Faustian bargain

Two debuts of legendary singers on a single night highlight this performance of Faust from the final season of the Old Met, courtesy of Jungfer Marianne Leizmetzerin.

Charles Gounod: Faust

Metropolitan Opera
Georges Prêtre, conductor
22 December, 1965

Faust – John Alexander
Marguerite – Montserrat Caballé (debut)
Méphistophélès – Justino Díaz
Valentin – Sherrill Milnes (debut)
Siébel – Marcia Baldwin
Marthe – Gladys Kriese
Wagner – Russell Christopher

In-house recording; mediocre sound quality