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Charles Gounod

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Country of Birth:

France

Year of Birth:

1818

Year of Death:

1893

About the composer Charles Gounod

Charles-François Gounod (French pronunciation:17 June 1818 - 17 October or 18 October 1893) was a French composer, known for his Ave Maria as well as his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette.
Gounod was born in Paris, the son of a pianist mother and an artist father. His mother was his first piano teacher. Under her tutelage, Gounod first showed his musical talents. He entered the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied under Fromental Halévy and Pierre Zimmermann (he later married Zimmermann's daughter). In 1839, he won the Prix de Rome for his cantata Fernand. He was following his father; François-Louis Gounod (d. 1823) had won the second Prix de Rome in painting in 1783. During his stay of four years in Italy, Gounod studied the music of Palestrina and other sacred works of the sixteenth century; these he never ceased to cherish. Around 1846-47 he gave serious consideration to joining the priesthood, but he changed his mind before actually taking holy orders, and went back to composition. During that period, he was attached to the Church of Foreign Missions in Paris.
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Anna Netrebko Je veux vivre Romeo Juliette 180740
Je veux vivre
(Romeo et Juliette)
Anna Netrebko
Maria Callas Air des bijoux Jewel song Faust Gounod 18862
Ah! je ris de me voir si belle
(Faust)
Maria Callas

Franco Corelli L amour Ah levetoi soleil avec le souffleur The legendary diminuendo 23161
Ah! leve toi soleil
(Romeo et Juliette)
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Jonas Kaufmann Salut demeure chaste et pure Met 2011 11883
Salut demeure chaste et pure
(Faust)
Jonas Kaufmann

Faust Avant de quitter ces lieux Dmitri Hvorostovsky The Royal Opera 26736
Avant de quitter ces lieux
(Faust)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Maria Callas Il etait un roi de Thule Faust 32574
Il était un Roi de Thulé
(Faust)
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Le veau d or est toujours debout Nicolai Ghiaurov Mefistofele Faust 16127
Le veau d'or est toujours debout
(Faust)
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Scenes by Charles Gounod

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Je veux vivre (Juliet's Waltz) Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette
2Salut demeure chaste et pure Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
3Ah! je ris de me voir si belle (Jewel Song) Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
4Ah! leve toi soleil Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo
5Avant de quitter ces lieux Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin
6O Dieu que de bijoux Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
7Le veau d'or est toujours debout Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
8O ma lyre immortelle Popularity:

Opera: SapphoComposer: GounodAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Sapho
9Amour ranime mon courage Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette
10Nuit d'hyménée Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
11Il était un Roi de Thulé Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
12Anges du Paradis Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 5

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Vincent
13Ange adorable Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette/Roméo
14O nuit divine je t'implore Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.05-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
15Quel trouble inconnu me penêtre Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
16Mab la reine des mensonges Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Mercutio
17Ainsi que la brise légère Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust/Siébel
18Faites lui mes aveux Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Siébel
19Salut tombeau sombre et silencieux Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.04-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
20Vin ou bière Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Wagner
21Laisse moi contempler ton visage Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.10-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite/Faust
22Que fais tu blanche tourterelle Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Stéphano
23O nuit d'amour Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.10-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Marguerite
24Il ne revient pas Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
25Seigneur daignez permettre Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.03

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B-Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Marguerite
26Trahir Vincent Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille
27Inspirez moi race divine Popularity:

Opera: Reine de SabaComposer: GounodAct:

Type: Voice: Language: French

Roles:
28Faiblesse de la race humaine Popularity:

Opera: Reine de SabaComposer: GounodAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Adoniram
29Qu'attendez vous encore Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust
30Elles se cachaient (Spinning Wheel Aria) Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
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