Massenet First Edition Opera Scores Collection Now Available Online

Illustration from Esclarmonde.

Illustration from Esclarmonde.

Our Massenet First Edition Opera Scores Collection is now available for online viewing. Jules Massenet (1842-1912) was a prolific French composer credited with completing 40 operas and numerous other stage works, most notably ballets and oratorios.

This collection showcases eight of Massenet’s works (Cendrillion, Esclarmonde, Herodiade, La Navarraise, La Vierge, Le Mage, Sapho, and Thaïs) and most include stunning illustrations as well as being inscribed by Massenet himself.

These works were purchased through a generous donation from Dr. John K. Adams and represent first  editions of some of Massenet’s more famous operas such as Thaïs, which was based on a novel by Anatole France, as well as more obscure, out of print works like Sapho.