Salut, demeure chaste et pure - Faust
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The most romantic songs: Wynne Evans' top ten arias
5. Salut, demeure chaste et pure - Faust
Faust, the tenor, is persuaded to sell his soul to the devil, and soprano Marguerite falls in love with him. At this point in Gounod's opera, Faust sings an aria while sending Méphistophélès in search of a gift for his love interest - hopefully not some petrol station flowers.