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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
31Overture Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
32Ah! viens Manon je t'aime Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.27-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
33Alza ne pensons qu'au plaisir d'aimer Popularity:

Opera: Don QuichoteComposer: MassenetAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dulcinée
34Overture Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
35Ne pouvant réprimer Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 4

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
36Ah! des Grieux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.03

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
37Quand apparaissent les etoiles Popularity:

Opera: Don QuichoteComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Don Quichotte
38Pour la vierge Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Boniface
39Des cris joyeux d'enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01-3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
40Epouse quelque brave fille Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.22

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Le Comte
41Intermezzo 3 Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
42Oui je souffre votre tristesse Popularity:

Opera: Don QuichoteComposer: MassenetAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dulcinée
43Voyons Manon plus de chimeres Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
44Vive amour qui rêve Popularity:

Opera: CherubinComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
45Alza quand la femme a vingt ans Popularity:

Opera: Don QuichoteComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dulcinée
46Mademoiselle eh quoi Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.16-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
47A quoi bon l'economie Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.06-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
48N'est ce plus ma main que cette main presse Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.27-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
49Ce bruit de l'or Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
50Je ne sais si je veille Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
51O bien aime Popularity:

Opera: Marie MagdalenaComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: Voice: Language: French

Roles:
52Alors c'est bien ici Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
53Oui ce quelle m'ordonne Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
54Werther est de retour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
55Marie avec l'enfant Jésus Popularity:

Opera: Jongleur De Notre Dame, LeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: Voice: bassLanguage: French

Roles:
56Choisir et pourquoi Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.04

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
57Lorsque l'enfant revient d'un voyage Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
58Manon pauvre Manon Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.01

Type: duet,recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier/Lescaut
59Promesse de mon avenir Popularity:

Opera: Roi de Lahore, LeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Scindia
60Oui du jour meme Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.03-3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
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