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Articles tagged with "Charles-François Gounod"

Girls being boys being girls: a short history of opera’s trouser roles

11 January 2017

Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.

How to Stage an Opera: Faust and the 19th Century

22 April 2014

How the vernacular of Gounod’s era makes the work anything but trivial.

Faust Musical Highlight: The giddy exuberance of the waltz

10 April 2014

Gounod’s use of waltz songs creates a sense of the joy of life.

Peeling back the myth: Searching for the Real Doctor Faustus


4 April 2014

Why has Faust's story continued to fascinate audiences?

Opera Essentials: Faust

28 March 2014

A quick guide to Gounod's popular grand opera.