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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
121Au 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
122Que nous veut-on Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
123Un mot encore Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.14

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Le Comte
124Il vous parlait Manon Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.11

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Lescaut
125Non sa vie a la mienne Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Lescaut/Guillot
126Venir ici sous un deguisement Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.06-2

Type: quartetVoice: S Br Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Lescaut/Brétigny/Chevalier
127Et maintenant restez seul un instant Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.10-2

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Brétigny
128Faites vos jeux messieurs 2 Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S Mz MzLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette
129Ave rosa speciosa Popularity:

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

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
130Ave coeleste lilium Popularity:

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

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
131Réspondez moi Guillot Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Guillot/Manon/Lescaut
132Oui c'est Manon Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Manon/Le Comte
133Voici les élégantes Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Manon
134L'opéra voici l'opéra Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.16

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny
135Intermezzo 3 Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
136Ballet 3 Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.17

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
137Meditation Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
138Overture Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
139Overture Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
140Prélude 3 Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
141Intermezzo 2 Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
142Astres étincelants Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Phanuel
143Revenez Guillot revenez Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.20

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

Roles: Poussette/Javotte/Rosette/Chevalier/Manon/Lescaut
144La charmante promenade Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz Mz BrLanguage: French

Roles: Poussette/Javotte/Rosette/Lescaut
145O noble lame étincelante Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Rodrigue
146O Souverain o Juge o Pere! Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Rodrigue
147Percé jusques au fond du coeur Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Rodrigue
148Il est doux il est bon Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Salomé
149Charme des jours passés Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Salomé
150Yes Kätchen will come back Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann
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