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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
181Elle m'aime..elle pense..quel priere Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert
182Faites vos jeux messieurs 1 Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.01

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
183Liberté liberté c'est elle que mon coeur Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Jean
184Hola he monsieur Hotelier Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br S Mz MzLanguage: French

Roles: Guillot/Brétigny/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette
185Allez? l'auberge voisine Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
186C'est ici m?me Popularity:

Opera: Marie MagdalenaComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: Voice: Language: French

Roles:
187Ave rosa speciosa Popularity:

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

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
188Oublions tout! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
189Hélas oui mes enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-4

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
190On l'appelle Manon avez vous peur Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.02

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
191Si je savais votre nom Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.16-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier/Manon
192Vivat Bacchus 2 Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.01-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann
193Je vous ecrit de petite chambre Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
194Monsieur je veux parler a l'abbé Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.25

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: A porter/Manon
195Bonjour Pousette ah ciel Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T S Mz Mz BrLanguage: French

Roles: Guillot/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette/Brétigny
196Toute mon âme est l? Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
197Mais 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
198Oh! ma coiffure oh ma toilette Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
199N'est ce plus ma main que presse Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
200Yes Kätchen will come back Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann
201Te souviens tu du lumineux voyage Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Thaïs/Athanaël
202Je ne me trompe pas Comte Grieux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: B BrLanguage: French

Roles: Le Comte/Brétigny
203O Charlotte ange du devoir Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-5

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
204Plus 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
205Glücklich werde ich es sein können Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Albert
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