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Some forthcoming Australian concerts and performances featuring music of Gounod:

Faust

Sir David McVicar’s grand production of Gounod's Faust  for Opera Australia sets the opera in the composer’s own time: the decadence and debauchery of 1870s Paris. Between towering cathedral columns and the crumbling proscenium arch of the theatre, Faust’s terrible pact plays out in all of its sinister splendour.

Faust is grand opera at its very best, with a hefty dose of theatricality and wit from a director renowned for his nuanced productions. French maestro Guillaume Tourniaire leads an exciting cast. Saimir Pirgu sings the title role with the impossibly young Kazakh soprano, Maria Mudryak, as Marguerite. Teddy Tahu Rhodes is dazzling as Méphistophélès.

Melbourne: State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne - 7pm 27th & 29th November, 3rd & 5th December; 12.30pm 7th December 2019
Sydney: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House - 7pm 10th, 14th, 20th, 26th & 29th February, 6th & 11th March; 12.30pm 22nd February 2010



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Selected sheet music of Gounod:

look inside Faust Vocal Score. Composed by Charles Francois Gounod (1818-1893). Arranged by Ruth Martin. G. Schirmer Opera Score Editions. Classical, French, Opera, Romantic. 336 pages. G. Schirmer #ED2679. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50338450).
 
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