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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
1Voila donc la terrible cite Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
2Quand apparaissent les etoiles Popularity:

Opera: Don QuichoteComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Don Quichotte
3Hérode ne me refuse pas Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Hérodiade
4Liberté liberté c'est elle que mon coeur Popularity:

Opera: Jongleur De Notre Dame, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Jean
5Il est doux il est bon Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Salomé
6Ce monde que je vois Popularity:

Opera: SapphoComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
7Alza quand la femme a vingt ans Popularity:

Opera: Don QuichoteComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dulcinée
8Pour la vierge Popularity:

Opera: Jongleur De Notre Dame, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Boniface
9Overture Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
10Toi qui mis la pitié Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
11Overture Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
12Hélas enfant encore Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
13Introduction Popularity:

Opera: CendrillonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01-1

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: French

Roles:
14O noble lame étincelante Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Rodrigue
15Hola he monsieur Hotelier Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br S Mz MzLanguage: French

Roles: Guillot/Brétigny/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette
16Assez..assez Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli
17Bravo pour les enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann/Bailli
18Hors d'oeuvre de choix Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B S Mz Mz T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Innkeeper/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette/Guillot/Brétigny
19Et mais voila déja la rimbambelle Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B BrLanguage: French

Roles: Innkeeper/Lescaut
20Bonjour Sophie eh! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T S Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Sophie/Johann/Bailli
21Allez? l'auberge voisine Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

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

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
23Je ne sais si je veille Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
24O nature plein de grace Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
25Oh! ma coiffure oh ma toilette Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
26Jésus vient de naitre cher enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
27Ah! comme ils sont meilleurs Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Bailli
28Voyez cette jeune fille Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut/Manon
29Arrivez donc Brühlmann Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli/Werther/Charlotte
30O spectacle ideal Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
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