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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
1Choisir et pourquoi Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.04

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
2Salomé demande au prisonnier Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Hérode
3Allez? l'auberge voisine Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
4L'opéra voici l'opéra Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.16

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny
5Faites vos jeux messieurs 1 Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.01

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
6Hélas enfant encore Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
7Tu sais o Palémon Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
8Glücklich werde ich es sein können Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert
9O Rosalinde il me faudrait Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
10Elle m'aime..elle pense..quel priere Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert
11Vision fugitive Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Hérode
12Partez on sonne Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
13Regardez moi bien dans les yeux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
14Salomé! Salomé! Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles:
15Fleurissait une rose Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Boniface
16Voila donc la terrible cite Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
17Qui te fait si severe Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
18Au bonheur qui remplit dont mon ame est plein Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Werther
19Heureux pourrai je l'être Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert
20A quoi bon l'economie Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.06-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
21Pour la vierge Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Boniface
22Promesse de mon avenir Popularity:

Opera: Roi de Lahore, LeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Scindia
23Ne bronchez pas soyez gentille Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.13-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
24Toi qui mis la pitié Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
25C'est parfait on ne peut dire Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Br S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut/Brétigny/Manon/Chevalier
26Trois mois voici trois mois Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
27Werther est de retour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
28Werther is back Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
29Sophie Albert toi de retour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Sophie
30Voici les élégantes Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Manon
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