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About the opera Sappho

Sapho is an opera in five acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Henri Cain and Arthur Bernède, based on the novel of the same name by Alphonse Daudet. It was first performed at the Opéra Comique in Paris on November 27, 1897 with Emma Calvé as Fanny Legrand.
It is a charming and effective piece but has never earned a place in the standard operatic repertory. The story concerns an artist's model named Fanny Legrand who begins an affair with a young man, Jean Gaussin. The relationship, as is so often the case in opera, is ill-fated and ends with Fanny leaving Jean while he sleeps.
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Roles in Sappho

Fanny Legrand Soprano
Jean Gaussin Tenor
Irène Soprano
Divonne Mezzo-Soprano
Césaire Bass
Caoudal Baritone
A farmer Tenor
A restaurant owner Baritone

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Popular videos from Sappho

Jean Mollien sings Sapho by J MassenetAct I Ce monde que je vois  184584
Ce monde que je vois
Robert Massard

All scenes from Sappho

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Ce monde que je vois Popularity:

Opera: SapphoComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French