Charles Gounod – La Colombe

Opera in two acts. Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, after a fable by Jean de La Fontaine. First performed at the Théâtre de Bade, Baden-Baden, on 6 August 1860.   Act 1 A small cottage in the country, just outside Florence. Mazet, the manservant of an impoverished young nobleman, Horace, starts the day […]

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Bizet Pearl Fishers

Opera in three acts. Libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré. First performed at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris on 30 September 1863. Act 1 On a wild and arid beach on the island of Ceylon, a group of pearl-divers are setting up their camp.  Some are pitching the tents while others are drinking and […]

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