Gounod's Faust

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Gounod's Faust

Post  Scorp on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:53 am

Not a musical, but my (and Erik's) favourite opera. Some really great tunes by Gounod in there and a cracking story.

Anyway, posting because the ENO is reviving their earlier production of this in London, if anyone's interested. I am going on 16 October and am very excited as I've never seen Faust live. There are a few discounts around so take advantage of them, I've only spent £10 on my ticket!

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Re: Gounod's Faust

Post  Raphael on Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:13 pm

I saw a production here in San Francisco years ago. My first time seeing an opera live. Unfortunately, the production design was... shall we say, "modern/symbolic"?

Just kinda takes you out of the moment when Faust curls up to sleep inside a giant book.

R.

PS: Lisa Vroman sang the Jewel Song at the symphony concert phantomgirl110, phantom10906, and I attended last month. She sounded absolutely INCREDIBLE.

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Post  ladygodiva on Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:20 am

the Jewel Song is one of my favorite songs,, I would have loved to hear Vroman singing it

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Post  AlwaysChristine on Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:33 pm

I´ve seen it one time in the Vienna State Opera. It was great to see and be there. A wonderful house!

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Post  Scorp on Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:36 pm

I saw an excellent production last autumn at Covent Garden (much better than the ENO's which I originally posted about). Angela Georghiu played Marguerite. Interestingly, the set design involved a replica of the Emperor's box in the Palais Garnier (the one next to Box Five) being on stage throughout most of the show. I didn't quite understand why it was there...

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