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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
61Qui te fait si severe Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
62Ave coeleste lilium Popularity:

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

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
63L'amour est une vertu rare Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Thaïs
64Dis moi que je suis belle Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Thaïs
65Ave rosa speciosa Popularity:

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

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
66Percé jusques au fond du coeur Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Rodrigue
67Intermezzo 2 Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
68Vivat Bacchus 2 Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.01-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann
69Allez chantez l'office Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.01-2

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann
70Plus de tourments et plus de peine Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: L'Infante
71Trois mois voici trois mois Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
72On l'appelle Manon avez vous peur Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.02

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
73Il ne te suffit pas alors Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
74Un autre est son époux! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
75J'aurais pressé sur ma poitrine Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
76Qui donc se permet un pareil tapage Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04

Type: recitative,quintetVoice: T S Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier/Manon/Lescaut/Brétigny
77Si Kätchen reviendra Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann
78Yes Kätchen will come back Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann
79Au bonheur qui remplit dont mon ame est plein Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Werther
80Vous l'avez dit mon âme Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
81Mais comme apres l'orage Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
82Mademoiselle est ma cousine Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut/Chevalier/Brétigny
83Frere voyez le beau bouquet Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sophie
84Du gai soleil plein de flamme Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sophie
85Heureux pourrai je l'être Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert
86Glücklich werde ich es sein können Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert
87Ai je dit vrai Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
88Je venais d'ecrire a mon père Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
89Venir ici sous un deguisement Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.06-2

Type: quartetVoice: S Br Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Lescaut/Brétigny/Chevalier
90C'est parfait on ne peut dire Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Br S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut/Brétigny/Manon/Chevalier
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