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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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BerlinCendrillon (Cinderella)

© Monika Rittershaus
Massenet: Cendrillon
Ainārs Rubiķis; Damiano Michieletto; Komische Oper Berlin; Sabine Franz; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin

LucerneSilvesterkonzert «Viva la Diva»

© Sandra Ludewig
Handel, Porpora, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Dostal, Massenet, Stolz, Lehár, Strauss I, Holländer, Straus, Bernstein
Zurich Chamber Orchestra; Simone Kermes; Willi Zimmermann

CórdobaConcierto de Año Nuevo

Concierto de Año Nuevo
Mozart, Rossini, Suppe, Massenet, Brahms, Strauss II, Strauss
Orquesta de Córdoba; Marco Guidarini

ZürichNeujahrskonzert «Viva la Diva»

© Sandra Ludewig
Handel, Porpora, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Dostal, Massenet, Stolz, Lehár, Strauss I, Holländer, Straus, Bernstein
Zurich Chamber Orchestra; Simone Kermes; Willi Zimmermann

CórdobaDía de Andalucía: El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha

Día de Andalucía: El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha
Chapí, Boismortier, Massenet, García Abril, Guridi, Falla
Orquesta de Córdoba; Carlos Domínguez-Nieto; Auxiliadora Toledano; Pablo García-López; Francisco Araiza
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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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Overwrought and over-thought: Cendrillon

Alix Le Saux (Cendrillon) © Richard Hubert Smith
In her anxiety to be ‘new’, Shaw slaps a sackload of semi-comprehensible ideas onto a sort-of present day update.
***11
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A Proms debut by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Renaud Capuçon and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A century on from its birth, one of Switzerland’s leading orchestras finally makes its Proms debut in a scintillating programme of French and Russian music.
****1
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Sins of the fathers: Le Cid at Dorset Opera Festival

Leonardo Capalbo (Rodrigue) and Dorset Opera Chorus © Fritz Curzon
Dorset Opera Festival's bold decision to programme Massenet's obscure opera about a medieval Castilian hero proves to be a major success.
****1
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A dark update for Werther in Prague

Štěpánka Pučálková (Charlotte) and Peter Berger (Werther) © Patrik Borecký
Willy Decker's enduring production gets smart treatment in a handsome revival.
****1
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