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Jules Massenet

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Country of Birth:

France

Year of Birth:

1842

Year of Death:

1912

About the composer Jules Massenet

Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (French pronunciation: ) (May 12, 1842 - August 13, 1912) was a French composer best known for his operas. His compositions were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he ranks as one of the greatest melodists of his era. Soon after his death, Massenet's style went out of fashion, and many of his operas fell into almost total oblivion. Apart from Manon and Werther, his works were rarely performed. However, since the mid-1970s, many operas of his such as Thaïs and Esclarmonde have undergone periodic revivals.
Massenet was born in Montaud, then an outlying hamlet and now a part of the city of Saint-Étienne, in the Loire. When he was six, his family moved to Paris due to his father's ill-health. There his mother (Adélaïde Massenet, née Royer; her husband's second wife) started taking piano pupils. She also taught Jules so well that at the age of 11 he was able to enter the Paris Conservatoire. He was still a student when his family moved from Paris to Chambéry, but Jules returned to Paris after a few months, living with a married member of his father's family by his first wife. To support himself during his studies, he worked as timpanist for six years at the Théâtre Lyrique, playing also other percussion instruments in other theatres, and working as a pianist in the Café de Belleville.
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En fermant les yeux
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Dis moi que je suis belle
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Sumi Jo

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Adieu notre petite table
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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Je marche sur tous les chemins Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
2Adieu notre petite table Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
3En fermant les yeux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
4O Souverain o Juge o Pere! Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Rodrigue
5Ah! fuyez douce image Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.24

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
6Pleurez mes yeux Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
7Dis moi que je suis belle Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Thaïs
8Toi! Vous! Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.26

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
9Va laisse couler mes larmes Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
10Il est doux il est bon Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Salomé
11N'achevez pas! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-4

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
12Vision fugitive Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Hérode
13Obeissons quand leur voix appelle Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
14Werther qui m'aurait dit la place Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
15Il faut nous séparer Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
16Voila donc la terrible cite Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
17Traduire..ah bien souvent mon rêve Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
18Pourquoi me reveiller o souffle du printemps Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-3

Type: duetVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
19Je ne sais si je veille Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
20Ne pouvant réprimer Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 4

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
21Ah! tout est bien fini Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
22Un autre est son époux! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
23Je suis seul Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.23

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
24Du gai soleil plein de flamme Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sophie
25Profitons bien de la jeunesse Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
26Vive amour qui rêve Popularity:

Opera: CherubinComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
27Lorsque l'enfant revient d'un voyage Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
28Allons il le faut! Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
29Ah! des Grieux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.03

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
30Quand apparaissent les etoiles Popularity:

Opera: Don QuichoteComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Don Quichotte
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