Vancouver Opera's third annual Festival, this year centred on the theme of fairytales and fables, opened with a darker-than-usual production of Charles Gounod
's Faust on Apr.
Here though are a couple of concert rarities, the two symphonies of Charles Gounod
. Their origins are a little sketchy so we only have "completed by" dates of 1855 and 1856, by which time Gounod was nearly 40 and only three years away from his operatic masterpiece Faust.
She told the audience in her sweet voice that she's going to sing two pieces, one Aria of Stephano by Charles Gounod
from the opera 'Romeo and Juliet' and the other Aria of Rosina by Rossini from 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia'.
It is not only an interesting vignette of the legendary American soprano's career, but also is a fascinating first-person narrative of her relationship with Charles Gounod
(1818-1893), along with her analysis of his music.
2 (a tribute to medieval warriors), and Charles Gounod
's eerie "Funeral March of a Marionette." Rounding out this afternoon of spirited music are Russell Brower's theme from the "World of Warcraft" video game and James Newton Howard's music from the 2016 film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
. Faust: Opera en cinq actes (Version opera).
At the music evening, the works of such outstanding composers as Gara Garayev, Haji Khanmamedov, as well as Ulvi Jemal Erkin (Turkey) and Charles Gounod
(France) were performed.
Saving the day and probably many from death by Prysym's bomb plot is a rugged and pious mastiff bloke (or tomboy?)--equipped with tentacled fingers, a lady's coat, and a 1920s flapper headdress that must have been picked up at a charity shop--who copes with the nearing death of his partner, whom he lays to rest in the closing scene, to the strains of Johann Sebastian Bach and Charles Gounod
's "Ave Maria." "Humorous salvation!" exults a flymasked protagonist at some point, while an end of this stasis remains out of sight.
With that, Daigo chooses to play "Ave Maria," an 1853 piece by French Romantic composer Charles Gounod
based on Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude No.