B efore I was asked to record the original version of Gounod’s opera I’d never been involved in a production of Faust. However, I have a longstanding relationship with Palazzetto Bru Zane having done many, many recordings of theirs including works by Joncières, Godard and Saint-Saëns. I believe in their remit of bringing back to life forgotten French operas, which for various reasons have lost favour, and putting this music down on disc for posterity. The works...

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