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Charles Gounod (1818-1893) was a French composer, best known for his Ave Maria as well as his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette.

Gounod wrote his first opera, Sapho, in 1851, with the help of Pauline Viardot, but had no great theatrical success until Faust (1859), based on the play by Goethe. This remains his best-known work, and although it took a while to achieve great renown, it eventually became one of the most frequently staged operas of all time… read more

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  • Monty Python brought me here. :}
  • great
  • vvv Yeap, Charles-François Gounod is correct.
  • Le veau d'or est toujours debout! is awesome
  • возьми да загугли вики, говнарь
  • Full name is Charles François Gounod, isn't it?
  • The Music Hall of Fame are delighted to induct Charles Gounod into the Class of 1956. Congratulations. Please vist our page too see the latest inductees into the Music Hall of Fame
  • genius :)
  • Love the Waltz at the end of first act. Especially near the ending when it becomes faster.
  • Very wonderful...

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