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Composer: Massenet, Jules (1842-1912)

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Year of birth1842
Year of death1912
NationalityFrance
PeriodRomantic
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ZürichManonNew production

Piotr Beczała (Le Chevalier Des Grieux) und Elsa Dreisig (Manon Lescaut) © T+T Fotografie | Toni Suter
Massenet: Manon
Marco Armiliato; Floris Visser; Zurich Opera; Dieuweke van Reij; Elsa Dreisig; Piotr Beczała

ViennaSolistenkonzert Natalie Dessay | Philippe Cassard

Schubert, Wolf, Chopin, Bellini, Massenet, Granados, Ravel, Debussy, Delibes
Natalie Dessay; Philippe Cassard

BerlinDon QuichotteNew production

Don Quichotte
Massenet: Don Quichotte
Emmanuel Villaume; Jakop Ahlbom; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Katrin Bombe; Katrin Wolfermann; Alex Esposito; Clémentine Margaine

ViennaManon

Massenet: Manon
Frédéric Chaslin; Andrei Serban; Vienna State Opera; Peter Pabst; Nino Machaidze; Juan Diego Flórez

JūrmalaJoseph Calleja & Vincenzo Scalera

Joseph Calleja & Vincenzo Scalera
Mozart, Donizetti, Massenet, Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Tosti, Vella, Donaudy, Leoncavallo
Joseph Calleja; Vincenzo Scalera
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Capuçon, Shani and the Wiener Symphoniker play French music in Aix

Renaud Capuçon and the Wiener Symphoniker © Caroline Doutre
What a day to hear an all-French programme, and with this fragile moment at its heart criticism feels futile, disrespectful even.
*****
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Intense role debut from Michael Fabiano as Werther in Sydney

Michael Fabiano (Werther) © Prudence Upton
The real triumph of Michael Fabiano's role debut as Werther lay in controlling the bold intensity of his voice in favour of a sweet and lower-key level of passion – a match for Massenet's frequent choice of the cello.
****1
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A fine company achievement: English National Ballet's Manon

English National Ballet in Manon © Laurent Liotardo
Jurgita Dronina impresses as the heroine in this matinee performance of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's ballet at the Coliseum. 
****1
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Cojocaru leads a fine cast in ENB's Manon

James Streeter, Alina Cojocaru, jeffrey Cirio in ENB's Manon © Laurent Liotardo
A performance that overflows with rich detailing in every role
*****
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A tour d'horizon of French song; Gens and Manoff enchant Oxford

Véronique Gens © Franck Juery
Here was singing and playing to live long in the memory.
*****
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