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Ramon (baritone Alain Verhnes) is unhappy that his daughter Mireille (soprano Inva Mula) has fallen in love with a man beneath their social status.
Agathe Poupeney/Opéra National de Paris
April 2, 2010 Back in the mid-19th century, Provence, in southern France, was still a rather exotic locale, with its own language. That's where Gounod set his opera Mireille, the tragic tale of a young woman who falls for a man far below her station.
October 30, 2009 Massenet's Werther is thrilling, tuneful and one of the saddest operas ever composed, ending with a suicide on Christmas Eve. Tenor Rolando Villazon stars in the title role, in a production from the Paris National Opera.
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