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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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Meditation

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
2O Souverain o Juge o Pere!

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Rodrigue
3Je marche sur tous les chemins

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
4Adieu notre petite table

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
5Allons il le faut!

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
6Pleurez mes yeux

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
7Dis moi que je suis belle

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Thaïs
8Obeissons quand leur voix appelle

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
9Profitons bien de la jeunesse

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
10Ah! fuyez douce image

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.24

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
11Toi! Vous!

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.26

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
12En fermant les yeux

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
13Je suis seul

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.23

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
14De cet affreux combat

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
15Werther qui m'aurait dit la place

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
16Je suis encore tout étourdie

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
17N'achevez pas!

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-4

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
18Ah! tout est bien fini

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
19Du gai soleil plein de flamme

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sophie
20Percé jusques au fond du coeur

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Rodrigue
21Frere voyez le beau bouquet

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sophie
22Vision fugitive

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Hérode
23Un autre est son époux!

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
24Pourquoi me reveiller o souffle du printemps

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-3

Type: duetVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
25Il faut nous séparer

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
26Il est doux il est bon

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Salomé
27Voila donc la terrible cite

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
28O messager de Dieu

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Thaïs
29Traduire..ah bien souvent mon rêve

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
30Overture

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
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