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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Massenet, Jules Émile Frédéric 1842-1912. French composer whose works include more than 20 operas, including Manon (1884) and Thaïs (1894).

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  • n. French composer best remembered for his pop operas (1842-1912)

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Examples

  • According to the compulsively readable "Massenet" by James Harding: he used to come into the offices of the Paris Opera, see all the young composers waiting to see ... well, anyone, and loudly commiserate with their sufferings ... all the while pocketing the week's takings.

    Many Happy Returns of the Day

  • The most esteemed masters of the French school, such as Massenet, Reyer,

    Musicians of To-Day

  • The most esteemed masters of the French school, such as Massenet, Reyer, Chausson, and Vincent d'Indy, had to seek refuge in the Théâtre de la Monnaie at Brussels before they could get their works received at the Opera in Paris.

    Musicians of To-Day

  • I have an interest in performing roles in works that are less performed such as Massenet's

    Opera Today

  • That evening I went to the Lyric Opera of Chicago where my ex also worked to perform Dulcinée in Massenet's Don Quixote.

    Susanne Mentzer: The Unsingable

  • That evening I went to the Lyric Opera of Chicago where my ex also worked to perform Dulcinée in Massenet's Don Quixote.

    Susanne Mentzer: The Unsingable

  • However, Massenet and Furlanetto are not alone in this endeavor, but little else lives up to their standard.

    The impossible dream

  • Comic roles are skilfully handled by Massenet and come across well: Polish contralto Ewa Podles mustered grim regal splendour as the stepmother, with Madeleine Pierard and Kai Rüütel – both Jette Parker Young Artists – lively as the indistinguishably stupid sisters.

    Cendrillon; Rinaldo – review

  • The orchestration, rich with harmonium, celeste and harp, and aglow with fluttering woodwind and solo string writing, displays Massenet's hunger for throwing every musical meat, fish and fowl into his recipe, with uneven results.

    Cendrillon; Rinaldo – review

  • Massenet's French operatic version of the fairytale, Cendrillon, has arrived at Covent Garden for its Royal Opera House debut in Laurent Pelly's stylish production, first seen in Santa Fe in 2006, and with the star mezzo Joyce DiDonato reprising the title role.

    Cendrillon; Rinaldo – review

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