concert

Gala Charles Gounod

Tribute to Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
as part of the bicentenary of the composer's birth

operas and oratorios excerpts

Date
16 June 2018 – 8 pm
Auditorium de Radio France
Tickets 15 to 45 € Book

Production Orchestre National de France
With the support of the Palazzetto Bru Zane

The concert will be recorded and broadcast by France Musique
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In homage to Gounod, the Palazzetto Bru Zane joins forces with the Orchestre National de France to present a special concert retracing the composer’s career through rare and little-known pieces: his cantata for the 1837 Prix de Rome (Marie Stuart), the unpublished first version of the Poison Aria from Roméo et Juliette, his opera Cinq-Mars (revived only in 2015), excerpts from his epic sacred oratorio Mors et Vita, and the big female duet from Le Tribut de Zamora, the composer’s last opera. As is appropriate for a tribute, the concert will also recall some of Gounod’s greatest successes, with the Overture to Mireille and the Ballet Music from Faust, which have constantly delighted music lovers for more than a century now.

ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE
Jesko Sirvend conductor
Olivier Latry organ
Elsa Dreisig soprano
Jodie Devos soprano
Kate Aldrich mezzo-soprano
Benjamin Bernheim tenor
Patrick Bolleire bass-baritone

CONCERT PROGRAM

Charles GOUNOD operas and oratorios excerpts
Roméo et Juliette
Sapho
Faust (ballet)
La Reine de Saba
Tobie
Philémon et Baucis
Organ improvisation on Gounod themes
Cinq-Mars
Mireille
Mors et Vita