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Gounod: Mireille / Minkowski, Mula, Castronovo, Ferrari, Vernhes [Blu-ray]

Gounod / Mula / Castronovo / Prso
Release Date: 01/11/2011 
Label:  Fra Musica   Catalog #: 502  
Composer:  Charles Gounod
Performer:  Sylvie BrunetAmel Brahim-DjelloulCharles CastronovoUgo Rabec,   ... 
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera ChorusParis National Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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This exceptional production features Gounod’s largely forgotten opera Mireille. Performed at the Opéra National de Paris, it was a great triumph for conductor Marc Minkowski and attracted more than a million viewers when broadcast on French television. In 1859, the young Provençal poet Fredéric Mistral wrote Miréio, a vast epic love poem. Gounod read Mireille shortly after publication and went to Saint-Rémy de Provence to meet Mistral. Gounod was charmed by the
Read more originality of the work, the story being much less contrived than many of those on the operatic stage at the time. The opera has had a difficult career and was revised and altered several times. In 1939, Guy Ferrant and Henri Busser, disciples of Gounod, restored the the work to its original five acts.

Language: French
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Works on This Recording

1. Mireille by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Sylvie Brunet (Mezzo Soprano), Amel Brahim-Djelloul (Soprano), Charles Castronovo (Tenor),
Ugo Rabec (Bass), Nicolas Cavallier (Bass), Alain Vernhes (Bass),
Inva Mula (Soprano), Sébastien Droy (Tenor), Franck Ferrari (Baritone),
Anne-Catherine Gillet (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Chorus,  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; France 

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