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Jules Massenet

Composer Jules Massenet

Profession: Composer

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: Manon, Le Cid

Born: May 12, 1842
Birthplace: Montaud, France
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: August 13, 1912 (aged 70)

Historical Events

  • 1877-04-27 Jules Massenet's opera "Le Roi de Lahore" (The King of Lahore) premieres at the Palais Garnier, Paris, France
  • 1881-12-19 Opera "Hérodiade" by Jules Massenet is produced in Brussels
  • 1884-01-19 Jules Massenet's opera "Manon" premieres in Paris
  • 1889-05-18 Jules Massenet's opera "Esclarmonde" premieres in Paris
  • 1891-05-15 Jules Massenet's opera "Grisélidis" premieres in Paris
  • 1892-02-16 Opera "Werther" by Jules Massenet premieres in Vienna
  • 1894-03-16 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris, includes piece “Méditation” for violin and orchestra
  • 1894-04-19 Jules Massenet's opera "Werther" premieres in NYC
  • 1901-11-20 Opera "Grisélidis" by Jules Massenet, Armand Silvestre and Eugène Morand premieres in Paris
  • 1902-02-18 Jules Massenet's opera "Le jongleur de Notre-Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1907-11-25 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" has its first American performance in New York

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