Mireille

More info on Mireille

Composer:

Charles Gounod

Librettist:

Michel Carré (nach Frédéric Mistral)

Premiere:

19 March 1864, Paris (Théâtre Lyrique)

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Mireille Synopsis

Libretto:

Mireille Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

About the opera Mireille

Mireille is an 1864 opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Michel Carré after Frédéric Mistral's poem Mireio. The vocal score is dedicated to George V of Hanover.
Mistral had become well-known in Paris with the publication of the French prose translation of Mireio in 1859, and Gounod probably knew the work by 1861. He was charmed by its originality, the story being much less contrived than many of those on the operatic stage at the time. The action of the opera is quite faithful to Mistral, although the sequence of events of the Val d'Enfer (Act 3, Scene 1) and Mireille's avowal of her love of Vincent to her father (Act 2 finale) are reversed in the opera. Gounod's biographer James Harding has argued that "what matters in this extended lyric poem is not the story but the rich tapestry or Provençal traditions, beliefs and customs that Mistral unfolds."
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Roles in Mireille

Mireille Soprano
Vincent Tenor
Ourrias Baritone
Maître Ramon Bass
Taven Mezzo-Soprano
Vincenette Soprano
Andreloun Mezzo-Soprano
Maître Ambroise Bass

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All scenes from Mireille

Arias from Mireille
Duets from Mireille

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Vincenette a votre age

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Vincent/Mireille
2O légère hirondella

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille
3Overture

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
4Voici la saison Mignonne

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Taven
5Si les filles d'Arles sont reines

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Ourrias
6Mon coeur ne peut changer

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille
7Trahir Vincent

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille
8La brise est douce et parfumee

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille/Vincent
9A vos pieds hélas me voila

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille
10Le jour se leve

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Andreloun
11Heureux petit berger

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille
12La foi de son flambeau divin

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 5

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille/Vincent
13Anges du Paradis

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 5

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Vincent
14Mon coeur est plein d'un noir souci

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: