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Jules Massenet

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Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (12 May 1842 – 13 August 1912) was a French composer best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty. The two most frequently staged are Manon (1884) and Werther (1892). He also composed ...

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Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (12 May 1842 – 13 August 1912) was a French composer best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty. The two most frequently staged are Manon (1884) and Werther (1892). He also composed oratorios, ballets, orchestral works, incidental music, piano pieces, songs and other music.

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Werther act 1 aria Ô nature, pleine de grâce
Le Roi de Lahore Act 3 Finale “ Qu’il soit lui! Qu’il ne soit plus lui!"
Le Roi de Lahore Act 3 Finale “ Qu’il soit lui! Qu’il ne soit plus lui!"
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Le Roi de Lahore Act 4: “O Sita, ma bien-aimée"
Le Roi de Lahore Act 4: “O Sita, ma bien-aimée"
Singer
Luis Lima
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Herodiade:  Ne pouvant reprimer les elans de la foi
Herodiade: Ne pouvant reprimer les elans de la foi
Performer
Bryan Hymel
Jean Paul Pruna
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Thais - comedie lyrique in 3 acts: Act 2 [between scc.1 and 2]; Meditation..
Thais - comedie lyrique in 3 acts: Act 2 [between scc.1 and 2]; Meditation..
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Werther - lyric drama in 4 acts
Werther - lyric drama in 4 acts
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Melodie-elegie arr. unknown for cello and piano [from 'Les erinnyes']
Melodie-elegie arr. unknown for cello and piano [from 'Les erinnyes']
Phedre Overture
Phedre Overture
Orchestra
Orchestre de l'Opéra-Comique de Paris
Conductor
Albert Wolff
Manon  (ballet music) Act 2 Sc.2
Manon (ballet music) Act 2 Sc.2
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
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Méditation De Thaïs 
Méditation De Thaïs 
Performer
Victor De Stradelli
London Festival Orchestra 
Manon: Prelude to Act 1
Manon: Prelude to Act 1
Orchestra
Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec
Thais Meditation
Thais Meditation
Performer
Nigel Kennedy and English Chamber Orchestra
Manon - opera comique in 5 acts: Act 2; En fermant les yeux
Entracte Sevillana from Don Cesar de Bazan
Entracte Sevillana from Don Cesar de Bazan
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Le Roi de Lahore - opera in 5 acts
Le Roi de Lahore - opera in 5 acts
Performer
Neeme Järvi
Suisse Romande Orchestra
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Thais - comedie lyrique in 3 acts
Thais - comedie lyrique in 3 acts
Performer
Daniel Harding
Renaud Capuçon
Bremen Chamber Orchestra
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Cendrillon Ballet Suite (excerpts) (feat. Neville Marriner)
Cendrillon Ballet Suite (excerpts) (feat. Neville Marriner)
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Valse folle for piano (feat. BBC Symphony Orchestra & Yan Pascal Tortelier)
Valse folle for piano (feat. BBC Symphony Orchestra & Yan Pascal Tortelier)
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Pie Jesu (feat. Jeffrey Skidmore & Ex Cathedra Choir)
Pie Jesu (feat. Jeffrey Skidmore & Ex Cathedra Choir)
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Le Cid - ballet suite, Castillane (feat. Neville Marriner)
Le Cid - ballet suite, Castillane (feat. Neville Marriner)
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On l'appelle Manon from Act 2 of Manon (feat. Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano & Peter Maag)
On l'appelle Manon from Act 2 of Manon (feat. Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano & Peter Maag)
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Le Cid - ballet suite (feat. François-Xavier Roth)
Le Cid - ballet suite (feat. François-Xavier Roth)
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