Romeo makes love to LA!
Barbier and Carré's version of Shakespeare,
as set by Charles Gounod,
reviewed by MARIA NOCKIN
In 1856, the new director of the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris, Léon Carvalho, commissioned Charles Gounod to compose Faust. His librettists were to be Jules Barbier and Michel Carré. Carré had written a play called Faust et Marguerite and it was used as part of the libretto material. The opera was a modest success at first, but as time went on and it was played across France and Germany, it began to achieve true popularity...
Copyright © 13 November 2011