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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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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1A cette heure suprême je suis heureux Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
2A quoi bon l'economie Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.06-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
3A vous ma vie te mon ame Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.18-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
4Adieu donc vains objets Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Jean
5Adieu notre petite table Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
6Ah! comme ils sont meilleurs Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Bailli
7Ah! des Grieux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.03

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
8Ah! fuyez douce image Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.24

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
9Ah! le rire est beni Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sophie
10Ah! moi dans ses bras Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-5

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
11Ah! mon courage m'abandonn? Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
12Ah! parlez moi Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
13Ah! pourvu que je voie Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
14Ah! qu'il est loin ce jour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
15Ah! ses yeux se ferment Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
16Ah! tout est bien fini Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
17Ah! viens Manon je t'aime Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.27-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
18Ai je dit vrai Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
19Allez chantez l'office Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.01-2

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann
20Allez? l'auberge voisine Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
21Allons il le faut! Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
22Alors c'est bien ici Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
23Alza ne pensons qu'au plaisir d'aimer Popularity:

Opera: Don QuichoteComposer: MassenetAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dulcinée
24Alza quand la femme a vingt ans Popularity:

Opera: Don QuichoteComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dulcinée
25Arrivez donc Brühlmann Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli/Werther/Charlotte
26Assez..assez Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli
27Astres étincelants Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Phanuel
28Au bonheur qui remplit dont mon ame est plein Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Werther
29Au jeu permettez moi de jouer Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.09

Type: septet,choirVoice: S T Br T S Mz MzLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier/Lescaut/Guillot/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette
30Ave coeleste lilium Popularity:

Opera: Jongleur De Notre Dame, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 2

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
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