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Jules Massenet

Massenet, Jules

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Don Quichotte

November 12, 2010 Massenet's Don Quichotte is one of several operas based on Miguel Cervantes' 17th-century novel.

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Manon from Vienna State Opera

February 26, 2010 The production features a brilliant performance by soprano Diana Damrau, with tenor Ramon Vargas.

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September 19, 2008 Giuseppe Filianoti stars as the suicidal title character in Werther from Genoa.

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August 8, 2008 A provocative French double bill of love gone wrong from Glimmerglass Opera, in upstate New York.

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August 24, 2007 Neil Schicoff stars as the suicidal title character in Werther, from Vienna.

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April 6, 2007 Soprano Anna Netrebko stars in Masssenet's Manon, from the Vienna State Opera.

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September 6, 2007 The charismatic tenor had a smooth style, a ping to his voice and legions of fans worldwide.

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Manon from Vienna State Opera

February 26, 2010 The production features a brilliant performance by soprano Diana Damrau, with tenor Ramon Vargas.

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March 3, 2008 The famed tenor possessed a robust voice imbued with the warmth of Italian sunshine.

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September 16, 2007 With her vivid operatic interpretations, the great diva turned the operatic world on its head.

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Reviews

French composer Jules Massenet died 100 years ago, leaving the opera world with a wealth of elegantly composed dramas.

August 14, 2012 A new 23-CD set explores the suave elegance of one of the most successful opera composers.

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'Herodiade' at Vlaamse Opera, Belgium.

May 13, 2011 The juicy story of Salome--this time, told by Massenet.

Sophie Koch and Jonas Kaufmann as the star-crossed lovers in Werther.

April 29, 2011 Forget Metallica and Megadeth: here's Massenet on fading to black, in his opera 'Werther.'

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Some dismiss the music of Jules Massenet as "fluff" — but not Nicholas Cords.

March 17, 2011 For the Brooklyn Rider musician, it wasn't easy being a closeted violist in high school.

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