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From Faust, Act II
Voice / Vocal Fach Baritone
Original key Eb Major
Language French
Composer Charles Gounod 1818 – 1893
Poet Jules Barbier 1825 – 1901
Range Avant de quitter ces lieux

Avant de quitter ces lieux , a setting by Jules Barbier , was composed by Charles Gounod in 1859 (Eb Major) and premiered the same year. This aria takes part in Act II of his opera Faust.

This famous opera of Charles Gounod is based on the eponym play, written by Goethe, Faust. It was premiered at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris in 1859, where it met immediate success. It is, still nowadays, one of the most performed French operas of all times.

The opera opens on old doctor Faust, alone in his office, desperate and ready to suicide himself. Mephistopheles appears to tempt him: he will give him everything he asks for in exchange for his soul. He accepts and asks for youth once again (act I).
Act II opens on a feast, where Marguerite, a young beautiful girl is about to meet Faust. Her brother, Valentin is obliged to leave for war and asks his friends to protect and care for his sister, Marguerite (Avant de quitter ces lieux).
The aria was not present in the first versions of Gounod’s opera but was added by the composer in 1863 for a representation at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

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