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Identifier: standardoperasth00upto
Title: The standard operas, their plots and their music;
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Authors: Upton, George P. (George Putnam), 1834-1919
Subjects: Operas
Publisher: Chicago : A. C. McClurg & co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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Thackeray in his well-knownverse: Charlotte, having seen his body Borne before her on a shutter.Like a well-conducted person Went on cutting bread and butter. Notwithstanding the morbid character of the text and thetiresome nature of Werthers surging passion with its sui-cidal ending, Massenets score is characterized by refinement,beauty, and tenderness instead of the languorous and sensu-ous touches one might naturally expect in his treatment ofsuch a tempting subject. Like Gounod he is fond of senti-mental scenes and is somewhat feminine in his treatment ofthem. He once said: We musicians, like the poets, must bethe interpreters of true emotion. To feel, to make others feel,therein lies the whole secret. He has succeeded in doingthis in his Werther. It abounds in graceful, refined,melodic beauty. The Christmas Carol and Werthers twosongs in the first act, Sophies gladsome aria and Werthersclosing song in the second, and the duets of Charlotte andWerther in the third illustrate this.

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Maggie Teyte as Cinderella Copyright, ITafze7ie MASSENET 165 Cendrillon Cendrillon, entitled on the score a Fairy Tale infour acts and six tableaux, text by Henri Cain, was first per-formed in Paris, at the Opera Comique, May 24, 1899. Thelibretto, written by Henri Cain, is based upon the well-known fairy tale of Cinderella by Perrault. The first act opens at the home of Madame de la Halliere,who is preparing to take her two daughters to the ball atwhich the young Prince is to select his wife. Cendrillon isthe daughter of her husband, Pandolph, by his first wife, andis left at home while her father, the madame, and her twodaughters go to the ball. After they are gone the fairy god-mother appears, dresses Cendrillon in finery, and sends herto the festivity. In the second act Prince Charming is revealed in the palacegardens wandering about dejectedly. His father appears andtells him that he must select a wife as the remedy for hisennui. Many ladies show off their graces before him, amo

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