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Massenet, Jules 1842-1912

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Werther [A lyric drama in four acts and five tableaux ; libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann, after Goethe] by Jules Massenet( Recording )

485 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werther is one of the iconic figures in literature, an innocent young man who feels nature deeply and loves unreservedly. In Massenet's alluring operatic version, Alfredo Kraus magnificently captures every nuance of this complex character--his aristocratic bearing and pure soul, his anguish that the only woman he can love is promised to another man, and finally the despair that leads to his suicide. Frederica von Stade sings Charlotte, the woman who returns Werther's feelings but honors her promise to someone else. Dawn Upshaw is a sparkling Sophie, Charlotte's younger sister
Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

415 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who can resist the charms of Manon or remain unmoved by her fate? Ruth Ann Swenson takes on Massenet's title heroine, the equally beautiful and high-spirited young girl who turns her back on life in a convent when she meets the handsome des Grieux (Giuseppe Sabbatini)--only to be seduced by the promise of a luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich old Brétigny (Kim Josephson). When she learns that des Grieux, desperate she has left him, is about to take holy orders, she changes her mind--but it is too late, and their love story ends in tragedy
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( Recording )

177 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take one ascetic monk named Athanaël and one ravishingly beautiful courtesan named Thaïs, add Massenet's sensual, melodious music, with equal dashes of eroticism and religious fervor--and you have a powerful opera that is at once a celebration of the sacred and the profane, of flesh and soul. This rarity had not been heard at the Met for almost 40 years when it was brought back as a vehicle for the great soprano Beverly Sills and the magnetic singing actor Sherrill Milnes. Together, they masterfully bring to life the searing conflict at the heart of the drama
Manon by Jules Massenet( )

156 editions published between 1586 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thaïs : comédie lyrique en trois actes et sept tableaux by Jules Massenet( )

191 editions published between 1884 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the State Theatre collection of cinema scores and parts, mainly used for silent movies, but including musical materials associated with talking pictures ca. 1900-1950, used by the State Theatre and various film distribution companies throughout Australia. Some items include performance annotations
Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet( Recording )

90 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( Recording )

111 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cendrillon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

73 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cendrillon: Conte de fées en quatre actes. Livret: Henri Cain
Manon : opera in five acts by Jules Massenet( )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Navarraise by Jules Massenet( Recording )

48 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werther : drame lyrique en quatre actes et cinq tableaux d'après Goethe by Jules Massenet( )

122 editions published between 1809 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esclarmonde; [romantic opera in four acts and eight scenes, including a prologue and an epilogue] by Jules Massenet( Recording )

76 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parisian audiences in 1889 were thrilled by Massenet's wizardry in telling the story of Esclarmonde, the princess of Byzantium with magical powers, and her love for the heroic knight Roland. But the title role was so difficult that the opera languished for decades, until Joan Sutherland, with her dazzling ability to sing the most fearsome embellishments, brought this jewel of an opera to life for modern audiences
Werther : an opera in four acts (after Goethe) by Jules Massenet( )

36 editions published between 1900 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon : opera in five acts by Jules Massenet( Book )

25 editions published between 1895 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Cid [(opera in 4 acts and 10 scenes) by Jules Massenet( Recording )

62 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon by Burton D Fisher( Book )

52 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original
Hérodiade : opéra en 4 actes & 7 tableaux by Jules Massenet( )

89 editions published between 1800 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon by Jules Massenet( Visual )

62 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ballet of the love story of Manon Lescaut and the Chevalier des Grieux, a tragedy of innocence corrupted in the pleasure-seeking world of 18th century Paris
Le roi de Lahore by Jules Massenet( Recording )

54 editions published between 1901 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Roi de Lahore: Opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Louis Gallet
Manon, an opera in five acts by Jules Massenet( )

9 editions published in 1940 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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J. Massenet

Jules Émile Frédéric Massanet

Jules Massenett

Masnē, Žils 1842-1912

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Massene, I. 1842-1912

Massenė, I︠U︡liĭ 1842-1912

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Massenet, G.

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Massenet, Giulio

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Massenet, J. (Jules)

Massenet, J. (Jules), 1842-1912.

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Massenet, Jules E. 1842-1912

Massenet, Jules Emile 1842-1912

Massenet, Jules Emile Frédéric

Massenet, Jules-Émile-Frédéric 1842-1912

Massenet, Julian.

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Massne, Zh 1842-1912

Massne, Zh (Zhi︠u︡lʹ), 1842-1912

Massne, Zhi︠u︡lʹ 1842-1912

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Масне, Ж. (Жюль), 1842-1912

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מסנה, ז'יל 1842-1912

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マスネ, J

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Thaïs : comédie lyrique en trois actes et sept tableauxManon : opera in five actsWerther : an opera in four acts (after Goethe)Manon : opera in five actsManon