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Author: Jules Massenet; Henri Meilhac; Philippe Gille; Prévost, abbé
Publisher: London : J. Calder ; New York : Riverrun Press, 1984.
Series: Opera guide, 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : FrenchView all editions and formats
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This guide opens with a general survey of Massenet's career and continues with two essays about the opera 'Manon' in particular. Professor Hugh Macdonald explores the interplay of speech and song in this opera and Massenet's genius for comedy. Professor Vivienne Mylne traces the sources of Prévost's novel, setting it in the context of other racy, supposedly improving, 18th century novels of the seduction and ruin of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Librettos
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912.
Manon.
London : J. Calder ; New York : Riverrun Press, 1984
(OCoLC)655702034
Named Person: Jules Massenet; Jules Massenet
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Massenet; Henri Meilhac; Philippe Gille; Prévost, abbé
ISBN: 0714540412 9780714540412
OCLC Number: 12917778
Language Note: Essays in English, parallel French libretto and English translation.
Notes: Includes libretto in French by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, based on the novel Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost, with English translation.
Credits: Text by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille based on the novel Histoire du chevalier des grieux et de Manon Lescaut by Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles, English version by Edmund Tracey.
Description: 112 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Massenet / Gérard Condé --
A musical synopsis / Hugh Macdonald --
Prévost and 'Manon Lescaut' / Vivienne Mylne --
Thematic guide --
Libretto in English and French --
Discography / Martin Hoyle --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Opera guide, 25.
Other Titles: Manon.
Responsibility: Massenet.

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This guide opens with a general survey of Massenet's career and continues with two essays about the opera 'Manon' in particular. Professor Hugh Macdonald explores the interplay of speech and song in this opera and Massenet's genius for comedy. Professor Vivienne Mylne traces the sources of Prévost's novel, setting it in the context of other racy, supposedly improving, 18th century novels of the seduction and ruin of women.

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