Mireille

Charles Gounod

Mireille

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Frédéric Mistral's epic poem Mirèio appeared in 1859 and soon became known in Parisian literary circles. Gounod and the librettist, Michel Carré, began work on the operatic setting early in 1863, reworking both minutiae and fundamental aspects of Mistral's poem. The premiere of Mireille on March 14, 1864, at the Théâtr... read more

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