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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
1Glücklich werde ich es sein können Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert
2Il fait beau voir ces hommes d'armes Popularity:

Opera: Jongleur De Notre Dame, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Jean
3Regardez moi bien dans les yeux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
4Ah! fuyez douce image Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.24

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
5Plus de tourments et plus de peine Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: L'Infante
6Voila donc la terrible cite Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

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

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
8Pleurez mes yeux Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
9N'est ce plus ma main que cette main presse Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.27-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
10Qui te fait si severe Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
11Je ne sais si je veille Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
12Des cris joyeux d'enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01-3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
13Quand apparaissent les etoiles Popularity:

Opera: Don QuichoteComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Don Quichotte
14Ce bruit de l'or Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
15Hérode ne me refuse pas Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Hérodiade
16Salomé demande au prisonnier Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Hérode
17Hélas oui mes enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-4

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
18O spectacle ideal Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
19O Rosalinde il me faudrait Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
20Ne bronchez pas soyez gentille Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.13-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
21Adieu donc vains objets Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Jean
22J'aurais pressé sur ma poitrine Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
23Obeissons quand leur voix appelle Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
24Liberté liberté c'est elle que mon coeur Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

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

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Werther
26Frere voyez le beau bouquet Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sophie
27Ah! le rire est beni Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sophie
28Heureux pourrai je l'être Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert
29Adieu notre petite table Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
30O noble lame étincelante Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Rodrigue
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