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

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RigaFaust

Faust
Gounod: Faust
Tadeušs Voicehovskis; Aik Karapetian; Latvian National Opera; Kristaps Skulte; Kristīne Pasternaka; Vida Mikneviciute; Margarita Vilsone

AachenA Night at the Opera

Bizet, Gounod, Bellini, Lehár, Mascagni, Bernstein
Sinfonieorchester Aachen; Christopher Ward; Rolando Villazón; Louise Alder

MurciaArias en el cine

Arias en el cine
Strauss R., Handel, Bellini, Puccini, Mascagni, Gounod, Dvořák, Shostakovich, Bizet, Rossini
Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia; Virginia Martínez; Pilar Jurado

MadridFaustNew production

Faust
Gounod: Faust
Dan Ettinger; Àlex Ollé; Teatro Real; Alfons Flores; Lluc Castells; Marina Rebeka; Irina Lungu

OxfordA French Songbook: Véronique Gens & Susan Manoff

A French Songbook: Véronique Gens & Susan Manoff
Gounod, de Polignac, Chausson, Massenet, Duparc, Hahn, Offenbach
Véronique Gens; Susan Manoff
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Satan, sex, blood and redemption: Faust in Finland

Clemens Unterreiner (Valentin) © Valtteri Hirvonen
Auguin conducted as if he really believes in this evergreen work, which was wonderful to hear in the composer’s rather overlooked anniversary year.
****1
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Romantic love blooms in the lost garden of West Horsley

Olena Tokar (Juliette) and David Junghoon Kim (Roméo) © Robert Workman
Olena Tokar's assured coloratura made an immediate success of the waltz with her convincingly adolescent appearance, rhythmic verve and stylish phrasing.
***11
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An unexpected Met debut in Roméo et Juliette

Ailyn Pérez (Juliette) and Andrea Shin (Roméo) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Bartlett Sher's production of Gounod's Romeo et Juliette returns to the Met. 
***11
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Méphistophélès, the master puppeteer

Christian Van Horn (Méphistophélès) © Cory Weaver
Chicago's new Faust is a quest for youth but also a reflection on insipiration, fabrication and manipulation. 
****1
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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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