Jules-Émile-Frédéric Massenet (1842 – 1912) was a French composer best known for his operas. He won the Prix de Rome in 1863. Massenet was a leading opera composer like Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner.
Massenet was one of the best-respected French composers of his day. He was, a member of the Academy and a professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire. 
- Les deux boursiers (never performed)
- David Rizzio (Grand Prix de Roma)
- Le Cid
- Le Mage
- Thaïs (Méditation)
- Don Quichotte
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Gioacchino Rossini
- Maurice Ravel
- Romantic period (music)
- Classical period (music)
- Irvine, Demar: Massenet: A Chronicle of his Life and Times Amadeus Press, 1994.