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Saturday, June 7, 2014 Permalink

At The Opera, Gounod: Faust, June 7, 2014

Wikipedia

Marguerite's garden in the original production, set design by Charles-Antoine Cambon and Joseph Thierry

Wikipedia

Faust is a grand opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré from Carré's play Faust et Marguerite, in turn loosely based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust, Part 1. It debuted at the Théâtre Lyrique on the Boulevard du Temple in Paris on March 19, 1859.

It was Faust with which the Metropolitan Opera in New York City opened for the first time on 22 October 1883. It is the eighth most frequently performed opera there, with 747 performances through the 2011-2012 season.  This classic 1958 recording stars Nicolai Gedda, Boris Christoff, Victoria de los Angeles. Andre Cluytens conducts the Paris National Opera.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:06pm
Charles Gounod: Faust BUY National Opera Orch. of Paris; Andre Cluyten, conductor Nicolai Gedda, Boris Christoff
11:00pm
11:20pm
Mozart: Die Zauberflote: Der Holle Rache BUY Le Cercle de l'Harmonie; Jeremie Rhorer, conductor
11:27pm
Giuseppe Verdi: Luisa Miller, opera: Oh! fede negar potessi ... Quando le sere al placido BUY Vienna Opera Orchestra; Edward Downes, conductor
11:33pm
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Tombe degli avi miei ... Fra poco a me ricovero BUY Vienna Opera Orchestra; Edward Downes, conductor
11:41pm
Richard wagner: Die Walkure: Ride Of The Valkyries BUY NBC; Arturo Toscanini, conductor
11:46pm
Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme: O Soave Fanciulla BUY NBC; Arturo Toscanini, conductor Jan Peerce, Licia Albanese
11:50pm
Puccini: Che'lla mi creda - La Fanciula del west BUY from Jussi Bjorling: Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Lehar and others; composed by Puccini
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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