A Woman of Mystery: Ambroise Thomas's 'Mignon'


THE HIT SINGLE: "Connais-tu le pays"

When Wilhelm first meets Mignon (mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch), in Act One, he asks about her past. She can't remember where she comes from, but wonders if he knows the country with "red roses and fruit of gold," in the gentle song "Connais-tu le pays."  

THE B SIDE: "Je suis Titania"

In Act Two, the actress Philine (soprano Diana Damrau) is acclaimed for her star turn in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and responds with the spectacular aria "Je suis Titania."