You can see quite a lot of him on Youtube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hObQanDkXVg&feature=related
I saw Roméo et Juliette
, which I mostly didn't know at all, for the first time a couple of years ago - Opera North were doing a Shakespeare season - Falstaff
and A Midsummer Night's Dream
as well, and later in the year there was Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi
One thing that really struck me about the opera was that "Je veux vivre" stuck out like a sore thumb - there's no music remotely like it in the rest of the opera. Apparently Gounod added it at a late stage because the soprano wasn't capable of singing the more dramatic aria in Act 4.
The Opera North team actually debated leaving "Je veux vivre" out! I suspect the audience would have rioted if they had done so.