91. Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame (Jules Massenet)

LE JONGLEUR DE NOTRE-DAME Miracle in 3 acts Composer: Jules Massenet Libretto: Maurice Léna, after a tale by Anatole France, inspired by a mediaeval legend First performance: Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, 18 February 1902 Massenet, ‘le musicien de la femme et de l’amour’, as Schneider called him, composed an opera without either — except, the composer said, the most … Continue reading 91. Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame (Jules Massenet)

74. Kassya (Léo Delibes, Jules Massenet)

KASSYA Opéra in 4 actes and 5 tableaux Composer: Léo Delibes, completed and orchestrated by Jules Massenet Librettists: Henri Meilhac & Philippe Gille, after a short story by L. von Sacher-Masoch First performed: Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique (salle du Châtelet), Paris, 24 Mars 1893, conducted by Jules Danbé. (Check out Phil's review) THIS BLOG IS UNDER THE … Continue reading 74. Kassya (Léo Delibes, Jules Massenet)

43. La Navarraise (Jules Massenet)

Épisode lyrique in 2 acts By Jules Massenet Libretto: Jules Claretie & Henri Cain, after Claretie’s short story La Cigarette (1890). First performance: Covent Garden, London, 20 June 1894, conducted by Sir Augustus Harris First performance in France: Bordeaux, 27 March 1895. First performance in Paris: Opéra-Comique (Salle du Châtelet), 3 October 1895, conducted by Philippe Flon. … Continue reading 43. La Navarraise (Jules Massenet)

9. Hérodiade (Jules Massenet)

HÉRODIADE Opéra in 3 or 4 acts By Jules Massenet Libretto: Paul Milliet and Henri Grémont (Georges Hartmann), after Gustave Flaubert’s “Hérodias” First performed: Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, 19 December 1881, in original version of 3 acts and 6 scenes Reception: A success!  Hundreds of Parisian artists, journalists and music-lovers headed north to … Continue reading 9. Hérodiade (Jules Massenet)