René Pape stars as ‘Mefistofele’ on new DVD/Blu-ray release

A new DVD/Blu-ray release of René Pape’s electric portrayal of the title role in Boito’s Mefistofele from the Bayerische Staatsoper is now available for pre-order via &

“René Pape sings with the entirety of his soul. His debut in this role was more than convincing. It is amazing, his voice and gestures as Mephistopheles will certainly be a performance to remember. His voice is beautiful, large, even if the range is truly low, and crosses the fine line between evil, deceit and undoubtedly the voluptuousness of what Boito wanted for his character.” (Opera World)

He sings alongside tenor Joseph Calleja (Faust) and soprano Kristine Opolais (Margherita) in this new staging by Roland Schwab, with musical direction by Omer Meir Wellber.