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Jules Massenet

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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
1Mais qui donc nous arrive ce tapage Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.05

Type: sextet,choirVoice: S T S T Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Guillot/Poussette/Chevalier/Lescaut/Rosette
2Au 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
3Un mot s'il vous plait Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.07

Type: septetVoice: T S Mz T Mz Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Guillot/Poussette/Javotte/Chevalier/Rosette/Lescaut/Manon
4Oui je viens t'arracher a la honte Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.11

Type: septetVoice: B S T S Mz Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Le Comte/Manon/Chevalier/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette/Guillot
5Qui 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
6L'opéra voici l'opéra Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.16

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny
7Voyez cette jeune fille Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut/Manon
8Et maintenant restez seul un instant Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.10-2

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Brétigny
9Voici les élégantes Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Manon
10Choisir et pourquoi Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.04

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
11Bonjour Sophie eh! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T S Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Sophie/Johann/Bailli
12Qu'ai je a te pardonner Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
13Ah! parlez moi Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
14Faut it donc savoir tant de choses Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.13

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Le Comte/Manon
15Vivat Bacchus 1 Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.09-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli/Sophie
16Mais vous ne savez rien Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
17Sophie Albert toi de retour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Sophie
18Plus un sous le tour est plaisant Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T B Br S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut/Guillot/Innkeeper/Brétigny/Poussette/Rosette
19Bravo mon cher succes complet Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.21

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: French

Roles: Le Comte/Chevalier
20Trois mois voici trois mois Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
21Les larmes qu'on ne pleure pas Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Sophie
22Il ne te suffit pas alors Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
23C'est parfait on ne peut dire Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Br S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut/Brétigny/Manon/Chevalier
24C'est lui que ma paleur ne me trahisse Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
25Faites vos jeux messieurs 1 Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.01

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
26Ah! moi dans ses bras Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-5

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
27Bravo mon cher merci Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br S Mz MzLanguage: French

Roles: Guillot/Lescaut/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette
28Bonjour grande soeur Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Sophie/Charlotte
29Pardon mais j'etais la Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
30Oui c'est moi je reviens Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
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