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Hommage à Gounod

Author: C Major Entertainment

In homage to Gounod, the Orchestre National de France present a concert retracing his career through little-known pieces and some of his greatest successes.

  • Hommage à Gounod | Copyright: © Gaëlle Astier-Perret

    Hommage à Gounod © Gaëlle Astier-Perret

The Palazzetto Bru Zane joins forces with the Orchestre National de France to present a special concert retracing the composer’s career through rare and little-known pieces: his cantata for the 1837 Prix de Rome (Marie Stuart), the unpublished first version of the Poison Aria from Roméo et Juliette, his opera Cinq-Mars (revived only in 2015), excerpts from his epic sacred oratorio Mors et Vita, and the big female duet from Le Tribut de Zamora, the composer’s last opera.

As is appropriate for a tribute, the concert also recalls some of Gounod’s greatest successes, with the Overture to Mireille and the Ballet Music from Faust, which have constantly delighted music lovers for more than a century now.

Original title Hommage à Gounod
Recording location Auditorium de Radio France, 16th June 2018
Duration approx. 90 mins
Production Company Unitel
Composer Charles Gounod
Orchestra / Band Orchestre National de France
Conductor Jesko Sirvend
Soloist Elsa Dreisig, Jodie Devos, Kate Aldrich, Yosep Kang, Patrick Bolleire

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