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Mireillelocked

  • Steven Huebner

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Opéra in five acts by charles-françois Gounod to a libretto by michel Carré ; after frédéric Mistral ’s epic poem Mirèio; Paris, Théâtre Lyrique, 19 March 1864.

The appearance of the epic Mirèio in 1859 (in a bilingual edition, with the Provençal text matched by a French prose translation on facing pages) brought the Provençal poet Frédéric Mistral to the attention of the Parisian literary establishment for the first time. Gounod probably knew the epic by the end of ...

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