Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame, L’Esplanade, St-Etienne

massenet_small.jpgBy Francis Carlin [Financial Times, 16 November 2005]
The Massenet Festival, held in the composer’s home town, proves that not everyone in France ignores the breadth and depth of her musical heritage. By dipping into well over 20 neglected operas, Jean-Louis Pichon, director, also shows there is more to Massenet than Manon or Werther.