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Charles Gounod's opera "Faust" premieres in Paris to luke-warm critical acclaim

Charles Gounod, detail
03/19/1859
The premiere of Charles Gounod's opera Faust took place at the Theatre Lyrique in Paris. Set in five acts from the Goethe story, the performance was received with a relative indifference that belied its later world-wide popularity. The first United States production took place at the Academy of Music in New York City on November 26, 1863. (By John Osborne)
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Henry William Simon, Samuel Holland Rous, Victor Talking Machine Company, The Victrola Book of the Opera: Stories of One Hundred and Twenty Operas with Seven-hundred Illustrations and Descriptions of Twelve-hundred Victor Opera Records (Camden, NJ: Victor Talking Machine Company, 1917), 304.

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