Jules Massenet News
French composer (1842–1912)
- ballet, incidental music, opera, operetta, oratorio, western classical music
- composer, librettist, music pedagogue, musicologist, organist, pianist, university teacher
[…] Desire for bass clarinet, viola, and cello by Jack Vees.For details, visit https://noexitnewmusic.com/ and https://www.theccollective.org/composers/lias--Beth Holub, Repeat MediaMay on PBS: CinderellaContinuing this season of “Great Performances at the Met: Cinderella” premieres Sunday, May 8 on PBS (check local listings) as part of #PBSForTheArts. The New York metro area premiere is Sunday, May 15 at 12 p.m. on THIRTEEN.Hosted by Anthony Roth Costanzo, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard stars as the rags-to-riches princess in Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s “Cendrillon.” Featuring an all-new English translation by Kelley Rourke and conducted by Maestro Emmanuel Villaume, the cast also includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians.--Elizabeth Boone, WNET34th Chicago Duo Piano Fest Returns In PersonThe Music Institute of Chicago presents the 34th season of its Chicago Duo Piano Festival featuring four public events July 8–17, […]
[…] of a music conservatory in Cameroon and the training of women in Africa in the field of high-tech, one of the flagship programs of Women Of Africa which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The Voix Lyriques Noires d'Afrique, the United States and France, will meet tonight for an exciting and committed program mixing the great classics of the Opera (Gershwin, Verdi, Mozart, Bellini, Purcell, Puccini, Bizet, Massenet, Donizetti, Rossini, Wagner, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák...), traditional and sacred works of the African repertoire and in preview, excerpts from the new historical opera of Africa Lyric's Opera. A solidarity evening that promises to be simply "breathtaking". Singers participating will include Leïla Brédent| soprano Elisabeth Moussous | soprano Cyrielle Ndjiki | soprano Kimmy Skota | soprano Blaise Malaba | bass Levy Sekgapane | tenor Sir Willard White | bass-baritone and godfather of the evening […]
Renato Balsadonna(Photo Niel Gillespie) There is a chance next month to hear conductor Renato Balsadonna's thoughts on Verdi's La Traviata, a work that he conducts at Covent Garden next month. He will be talking about conducting La Traviata at an event presented by Opera Prelude at the Garrison Chapel, Chelsea Barracks on 1 April 2022. There will also be music from the opera performed by Opera Prelude's young artists Galina Averina, soprano, Alex Aldren, tenor and Jolyon Loy, bass baritone. We last caught Balsadonna in January conducting Verdi's Nabucco at Covent Garden [see my review], and his first appearance was conducting a terrific performance of Massenet's Le roi de Lahore with Chelsea Opera Group in 2015 [see my review] Opera Prelude is a charity devoted to supporting early career singers and sharing their love of opera with such events, bridging across the footlights. Further details from the Opera Prelude website.
Albéric Magnard: Hymne à Vénus Context Although now relatively unknown in modern programming, Albéric Magnard’s collection of works reflects the impressionistic and highly romantic stylings of turn-of-the-century French classical music. His expansive orchestral works, rich with harmony and textures, highlights his time studying under Vincent d’Indy and Jules Massenet whilst […] The post appeared first on Classicalexburns.