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Opera: Faust, Opera Ireland, Gaiety, April 29.

6th May, 2006

Opera: Faust, Opera Ireland, Gaiety, April 29.

‘‘The theatre audience,” wrote Gounod, ‘‘is a dynamometer: it does not have to know the value of a work from a taste point of view; it measures only the passionate power and degree of emotion in it.”

There was plenty of passion, power and emotion in this Opera Ireland production to please the audience, but I’m not sure that Gounod would have approved....

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