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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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151Dis moi que je suis belle Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Thaïs
152Pleurez mes yeux Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

153Va laisse couler mes larmes Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
154Allons il le faut! Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
155Adieu notre petite table Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
156Je marche sur tous les chemins Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
157O Souverain o Juge o Pere! Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Rodrigue
158Meditation Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

159Capitaine o gue es tu fatigué Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier/Lescaut
160Au bonheur qui remplit dont mon ame est plein Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Werther
161Mais 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
162Oh! ma coiffure oh ma toilette Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: n/aLanguage: French

163Ah! mon courage m'abandonn? Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
164Te souviens tu du lumineux voyage Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Thaïs/Athanaël
165Werther is back Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
166A vous ma vie te mon ame Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.18-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
167Venir ici sous un deguisement Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.06-2

Type: quartetVoice: S Br Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Lescaut/Brétigny/Chevalier
168Bonjour Sophie eh! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T S Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Sophie/Johann/Bailli
169Plus 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
170Jésus vient de naitre cher enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
171Je ne me trompe pas Comte Grieux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: B BrLanguage: French

Roles: Le Comte/Brétigny
172Vivat Bacchus 1 Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.09-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli/Sophie
173Réspondez moi Guillot Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Guillot/Manon/Lescaut
174Non sa vie a la mienne Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Lescaut/Guillot
175C'est parfait on ne peut dire Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Br S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut/Brétigny/Manon/Chevalier
176Reve extase o bonheur Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12f

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
177Et mais voila déja la rimbambelle Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B BrLanguage: French

Roles: Innkeeper/Lescaut
178Dors o cit? perverse Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: Voice: Language: French

179Oh! ciel déja quelqu'un Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
180Ave coeleste lilium Popularity:

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

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: French

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