There is also the pathetic Don Quichotte of Massenet's poorest opera.
Massenet became one of the most prolific composers of his time.
The year after the production of "Manon" Massenet reappeared as the musical delineator of another French classic.
The rest of the program consisted of "La Navarraise," by Massenet.
In this opera Massenet has taken a step in advance as regards the musical form he has adopted.
"Manon" by Massenet is one of the popular operas in the modern repertoire.
There is really more excuse for the masquerade of sex in Massenet's opera.
Massenet was later persuaded to turn the part of Jean into a soprano.
It furnished Massenet with a subject particularly suited to his muse.
Massenet's reputation was now established upon a solid basis.