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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
181Hola he monsieur Hotelier Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br S Mz MzLanguage: French

Roles: Guillot/Brétigny/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette
182Allez? l'auberge voisine Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
183Je ne me trompe pas Comte Grieux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: B BrLanguage: French

Roles: Le Comte/Brétigny
184Ah! mon courage m'abandonn? Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
185Réspondez moi Guillot Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Guillot/Manon/Lescaut
186Non sa vie a la mienne Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Lescaut/Guillot
187Il est aprti Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
188Werther is back Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
189Je vous ecrit de petite chambre Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
190Jésus vient de naitre cher enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
191On l'appelle Manon avez vous peur Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.02

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
192Faites vos jeux messieurs 2 Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S Mz MzLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette
193Et c'est histoire de Manon Lescaut Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.06-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
194Vivat Bacchus 1 Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.09-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli/Sophie
195Toute mon âme est l? Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
196Oh! ciel déja quelqu'un Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
197Capitaine o gue es tu fatigué Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier/Lescaut
198Reve extase o bonheur Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12f

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
199Dors o cit? perverse Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: Voice: Language: French

200Elle m'aime..elle pense..quel priere Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert
201Yes Kätchen will come back Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann
202Ave coeleste lilium Popularity:

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

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: French

203Oh! ma coiffure oh ma toilette Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: n/aLanguage: French

204Faut it donc savoir tant de choses Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.13

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Le Comte/Manon
205A vous ma vie te mon ame Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.18-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
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