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Composer: Gounod, Charles-Francois (1818-1893)

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Year of birth1818
Year of death1893
NationalityFrance
PeriodRomantic
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BarcelonaRoméo et Juliette

© Ken Howard
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette
Josep Pons; Stephen Lawless; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Ashley Martin-Davis; Aida Garifullina; Saimir Pirgu

ReykjavikRavel and Prokofiev

Gounod, Prokofiev, Ravel
Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier; Nicola Lolli

GhentGounod Gothique

Gounod Gothique
Gounod
Hervé Niquet; François Saint-Yves; Flemish Radio Choir

RouenGounod Gothique

Gounod Gothique
Gounod
Hervé Niquet; François Saint-Yves; Flemish Radio Choir

MetzGounod Gothique

Gounod Gothique
Gounod
Hervé Niquet; François Saint-Yves; Flemish Radio Choir
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Outstanding direction of a fine cast: Faust in Geneva

John Osborn, Ruzan Mantashyan, Marina Viotti, Adam Palka © GTG | Magali Dougados
Plasson shows all his experience; Lavaudant surprises and delights with his direction; a strong cast sing their hearts out. Who can ask for more?
*****
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The Big Bang: a starry launch for Irish National Opera

Orla Boylan, Fergus Sheil, Anna Devin and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra © Ste Murray
The biggest stigma associated with opera in Ireland is not that it is an elitist art form, but that it is not “Irish”, and that it doesn’t belong to Irish culture, more of a recent import, like pasta, or avocado.
*****
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Alain Altinoglu and the Chicago Symphony find beauty in rarely trodden territory

Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Chicago Symphony Chorus made this evening truly distinctive.
****1
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Dorset Opera deals with the devil in Gounod's Faust

Mark S Doss (Méphistophélès) and Sarah Pring (Marthe) © Dorset Opera
Dorset Opera's second opera of their season saw a fiendishly good performance from Mark S Doss as Méphistophélès supported by a strong cast in Christopher Cowell's economical production.
****1
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A great night for a Gounod rarity in Leipzig

Mathias Vidal (Cinq-Mars), Jonathan Michie (de Thou), Fabienne Conrad (Prinzessin Marie de Gonzague) © Tom Schulze
An outstanding cast and Anthony Pilavachi's excellent production make a compelling case for Cinq-Mars at Oper Leipzig.
****1
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