Monday, May 12, 2014

Music Review: Gounod's Faust

Date: 10 May 2014
Performers: Benjamin Pionnier (conductor), HK Sinfonietta, Opera HK Chorus
Rating: *** (3 out of 5)

Charles Gounod’s Faust is one of the most frequently performed operas both within and without France. Its popularity is reflected by the numerous references to it in literature, from Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence to Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, to The Adventures of Tintin, in which rotund soprano Bianca Castafiore is known to shatter glass with a piercing rendition of the famous Jewel Song. It is therefore little surprise that the opera was picked for this year’s Le French May Arts Festival.

Gounod's Faust by Opera HK Chorus


Read the rest of this review on TimeOut Hong Kong.

As published on TimeOut HK

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