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An Excellent Performance

Gounod's 'Romeo and Juliet' at San Diego Opera,
enjoyed by MARIA NOCKIN

 

Composer Charles Gounod, who lived from 1818 to 1893, is best known for his Ave Maria and two of his operas. Born in Paris, he was the son of a painter who had won the prestigious Prix de Rome for art in 1783. Charles, also a gifted painter, won the prize for music in 1839 and used his time in Italy to study sacred works of the sixteenth century. Only in 1855 did he achieve a degree of fame with the première of his Saint Cecilia Mass. His first opera, Sappho, was written as a vehicle for Pauline Viardot-Garcia...

Copyright © 19 March 2010 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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In 'Encouraging Others', Maria Nockin interviewed Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello earlier this month for Music & Vision. There are two further performances of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette at San Diego Opera - on Friday 19 and Sunday 21 March 2010. The company's 2010 season finishes with Verdi's La traviata (Saturday 17, Tuesday 20, Friday 23 and Sunday 25 April). Further information from www.sdopera.com or +1 619 533 7000.

CHARLES GOUNOD

ROMEO AND JULIET

SAN DIEGO OPERA

JOSEPH HU

SCOTT SIKON

KAREN KELTNER

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FRANCE

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