Jules Massenet

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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.[1]

Some works

  • Les deux boursiers (never performed)
  • David Rizzio (Grand Prix de Roma)
  • Manon
  • Le Cid
  • Le Mage
  • Werther
  • Thaïs (Méditation)
  • Thérèse
  • Don Quichotte
  • Roma

See also

External links


  1. Jules Massenet
  • Irvine, Demar: Massenet: A Chronicle of his Life and Times Amadeus Press, 1994.