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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
121Partez on sonne Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
122Hors d'oeuvre de choix Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B S Mz Mz T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Innkeeper/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette/Guillot/Brétigny
123L'opéra voici l'opéra Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.16

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny
124Il vous parlait Manon Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.11

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Lescaut
125Par aventure peut-être avons nous mieux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.18-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
126Il ne te suffit pas alors Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
127Au 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
128Que nous veut-on Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
129Il fait beau voir ces hommes d'armes Popularity:

Opera: Jongleur De Notre Dame, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Jean
130Mademoiselle est ma cousine Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut/Chevalier/Brétigny
131Oui c'est Manon Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Manon/Le Comte
132Un 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
133Allez chantez l'office Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.01-2

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann
134C'est lui que ma paleur ne me trahisse Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
135Mais venez donc! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Sophie/Charlotte
136Hotelier de malheur Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.10

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

Roles: Guillot/Brétigny/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette/Manon
137Noël Noël! Dieu ces cris Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
138Trois mois voici trois mois Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
139Ah! qu'il est loin ce jour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
140Qu'ai je a te pardonner Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
141Arrivez donc Brühlmann Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli/Werther/Charlotte
142Et maintenant restez seul un instant Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.10-2

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Brétigny
143O nature plein de grace Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
144A cette heure suprême je suis heureux Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
145Je venais d'ecrire a mon père Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
146Ah! parlez moi Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
147Non Charlotte je meurs Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
148Ah! comme ils sont meilleurs Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Bailli
149Oui 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
150Heureux pourrai je l'être Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert
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