Review: Gounod’s Faust/ Opera Australia
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Review: Gounod’s Faust/ Opera Australia

‘A feeble French travesty of a German literary monument.’  Such was Wagner’s view, in 1867, of Charles-François Gounod’s opera Faust which premiered in Paris in 1859. No matter that Faust was one of the most successful operas of its time, being performed at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, every season from 1863 to 1911 and…