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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
1O nature plein de grace Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
2Mais comme apres l'orage Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
3Monsieur Werther Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz SLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli/Charlotte/Sophie
4Glücklich werde ich es sein können Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert
5Ah! qu'il est loin ce jour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
6Ah! pourvu que je voie Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
7Lorsque l'enfant revient d'un voyage Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
8Bravo pour les enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann/Bailli
9O Charlotte ange du devoir Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-5

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
10Allez chantez l'office Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.01-2

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann
11Des cris joyeux d'enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01-3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
12O spectacle ideal Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
13Charlotte Albert est de retour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
14Si Kätchen reviendra Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann
15Tiens Charlotte crois moi ne reste ici Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.04-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Sophie
16Mais venez donc! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Sophie/Charlotte
17Pourquoi me reveiller o souffle du printemps Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-3

Type: duetVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
18Qui parle Charlotte ah c'est toi Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
19La bas au fond du cimetiere Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.06-3

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
20Ah! mon courage m'abandonn? Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
21Ah! ses yeux se ferment Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
22Werther is back Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
23Werther rien! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
24Alors c'est bien ici Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
25Au bonheur qui remplit dont mon ame est plein Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Werther
26Jésus vient de naitre cher enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
27Frere voyez le beau bouquet Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sophie
28Vivat Bacchus 1 Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.09-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli/Sophie
29Heureux pourrai je l'être Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert
30Werther n'est il donc pas d'autre femme Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.07-3

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
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