American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Gounod, Charles François 1818-1893. French composer particularly noted for his ecclesiastical music and the operas Faust (1859) and Romeo and Juliet (1867).
- n. French composer best remembered for his operas (1818-1893)
“He's also honest about this particular quirk:The only thing on the 2007-08 SF Opera schedule that leaves me cold is the opening-night Samson and Delilah, and that's a function of my own idiosyncrasies: I have no particular use for any 19th-century French music that isn't by Berlioz remember, "Gounod" is an anagram of "ungood", and although I'm an Olga Borodina fan, I'm not, you know, the world's biggest Olga Borodina fan.”
“M. Carvalho's old Theatre-Lyrique was never a financial success, though quite distinguished performances of operas were given there, such as Gounod's Faust and Gluck's”
“Next Sunday, sisters Kate and Alison Christopher of Bethlehem will take the stage at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Bethlehem and sing opera arias, art songs and Broadway ballads from composers such as Gounod, Verdi, Puccini and Rodgers and”
“a financial success, though quite distinguished performances of operas were given there, such as Gounod's _Faust_ and Gluck's _Orfeo_, with”
“Enthusiastic reports followed the opening of a starry revival of Gounod's Faust in David McVicar's thoughtfully kitsch Franco-Prussian staging for the Royal Opera.”
“Only in the Gounod and, a bit, in "Una furtiva lagrima" from "L'Elisir d'Amore," his first encore, did he much vary the color and timbre, seeking more softness and warmth.”
“But his final aria on the program's first half, from Verdi's early comedy "Un Giorno di Regno," caught fire, and after that the voice gained in warmth and vigor through several reliable chestnuts: "A, leve-toi soleil," from Gounod's "Romeo et Juliette," and two "Rigoletto" arias.”
“A veteran mezzo-soprano for the Metropolitan Opera was released from the hospital on Sunday after she plunged from a platform about eight feet above the stage during a performance of Charles Gounod 's "Faust" on Saturday night.”
“France he Paris Opera kicks off the new fall season this weekend with soprano Angela Denoke in the title role of Richard Strauss's "Salomé," at the Opéra Bastille (Sept. 8-30), and Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito," staged by Willy Decker, at the Palais Garnier (Sept. 10-Oct. 8), followed by a much-anticipated new production of Gounod's "Faust" with star tenor Roberto Alagna in the title role (Bastille, Sept. 22-Oct. 25).”
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