Music and Vision homepage

Charles Gounod

The French composer Charles Gounod was born in Paris on 17 June 1818 and died at St Cloud on 17 October 1893. His earlier years gave no real clue to his subsequent development. He was then involved with church music, organ playing, and even studying for the priesthood. But his commitment to composition became paramount, and for the rest of his days he followed this anxious pursuit. Perhaps he will be best remembered for the opera Faust, although his sojourn in England encouraged some oratorios for the big city choirs.

A selection of M&V articles about Charles Gounod

Ensemble. Colourful Treatment - French comedies launch the Buxton Festival, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

CD Spotlight. Nostalgic and Enthralling - A Joan Sutherland portrait, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... a fitting tribute to the singing legend from Australia ...'

Ensemble. Whizzy Visuals - Gounod's 'Faust', reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Expanding the Tale - Charles Gounod's 'Roméo et Juliette', enjoyed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Both Lyrical and Heart-wrenching - Gregory Moomjy experiences a Divaria Productions concert

DVD Spotlight. Olympic Scale - Charles Gounod's 'Roméo et Juliette', reviewed by Robert Anderson. 'Musically the performance deserves all the applause it gets.'

Ensemble. Shakespeare and Spielberg - Giuseppe Pennisi describes how Gounod's 'Roméo et Juliette' attracts a new audience in Verona

Ensemble. Excellent Stagecraft - Gounod's 'Faust' transmitted live in high definition from New York Metropolitan Opera, reviewed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. A Triumphant Return - Gounod's 'Faust' at New York Metropolitan Opera, reviewed by Gregory Moomjy

CD Spotlight. A Fine Collection - Operatic bass arias sung by William Powers, heard by Paul Sarcich. '... a formidable mixture of operatic styles ...'

Ensemble. A Date with the Devil - Gounod's 'Faust' at Arizona Opera, reviewed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Romeo makes love to LA! - Barbier and Carré's version of Shakespeare, as set by Charles Gounod, reviewed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Santa Fe, The City Different - Maria Nockin enjoys the summer opera fare in North America's oldest capital city

Ensemble. Truly Beautiful - Gounod's 'Faust' at San Diego Opera delights Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Beautifully Sung - An evening with Juan-Diego Flórez, by Robert Hugill

Performances to Remember - Maria Nockin looks forward to San Diego Opera's 2011 season

Ensemble. Finely Shaped - Gounod's 'Roméo et Juliette', heard by Robert Hugill

Ensemble. An Excellent Performance - Gounod's 'Romeo and Juliet' at San Diego Opera, enjoyed by Maria Nockin

Profile. Encouraging Others - Maria Nockin talks to Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez, the young couple singing Gounod's 'Romeo and Juliet' this month at San Diego Opera

Ensemble. A Sizzling Rendition - 'Carmen' from Phoenix Opera impresses Maria Nockin

Ensemble. A Delightful Afternoon - Lawrence Budmen listens to the Chameleon Musicians

-------

 << Music & Vision home                Classical music news >>