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Sénéchal, Michel

Works: 543 works in 1,493 publications in 7 languages and 12,136 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Operas  Live sound recordings  Nonfiction films  Songs  Filmed operas  History  Televised operas  Musical films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Actor, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michel Sénéchal
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( Recording )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic fate of the nuns of the Carmelite convent at Copiègne during the French Revolution inspired one of Francis Poulenc's most personal works, and one of the most profoundly moving operas in the repertoire. At its center is Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force, a shy young aristocratic woman who joins the order on the eve of the Revolution, flees when the sisters, forced to leave their convent, take a vow of martyrdom, and is finally reunited with them as they face death by the guillotine. Felicity Palmer is Madame de Croissy, Patricia Racette is Madame Lidoine, and Elizabeth Bishop is Mother Marie. Paul Appleby and David Pittsinger co-star as Blanche's brother and father
Louise by Gustave Charpentier( Recording )

29 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise: Roman musical en quatre actes
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in Italian and German and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel( Recording )

41 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compact disc
Madama Butterfly : Japanese tragedy by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Italian and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heart-rending story about a sweet-natured Japanese girl and the caddish American lieutenant who marries then deserts her
L'heure espagnole by Maurice Ravel( Recording )

36 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Heure espagnole: Comédie musicale en un acte. Livret: Franc-Nohain (Maurice Etienne Legrand)
Eugen Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mélodies by Gabriel Fauré( Recording )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) AMELING, Elly (soprano). (1) JANSEN, Rudolf (piano). (2) AMELING, Elly (soprano). (2) JANSEN, Rudolf (piano). (3) AMELING, Elly (soprano). (3) JANSEN, Rudolf (piano). (3) QUATOUR VIOTTI. (3) SOLISTES DE L'ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE
Madama Butterfly : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
La belle Hélène : [opéra-bouffe en 3 actes] by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light-hearted opera based on the story of Helen of Troy. La Belle Hélène mercilessly satirizes the social mores of the declining Parisian upper classes under the Second Empire
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin on two CDs
Manon : opéra comique en 5 actes et 6 tableaux by Jules Massenet( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chevalier des Grieux meets and seduces the young Manon when she is being escorted by her brother to a convent. Manon lives with des Grieux in Paris, but leaves him for a rich admirer. She is later arrested, charged with prostitution, and deported to Louisiana. Des Grieux accompanies her and during an escape attempt she dies in his arms
La vie parisienne by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les caprices de Marianne by Henri Sauguet( )

3 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen : highlights by Georges Bizet( )

in French and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habanera, Seguidilla, Canson Boheme, Toreador song Maria Callas, soprano Choeurs Rene Duclos Jean Laforge, director Choeurs d'Enfants Jean Pesneaud & Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera GeorgesPretre, conductor
Capriccio : a conversation piece for music in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two rival suiters, one a poet the other a composer vie for the love of a beautiful woman who must decide which one she loves
La navarraise by Jules Massenet( Recording )

8 editions published in 1975 in 4 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thaïs by Jules Massenet( Recording )

29 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take one ascetic monk named Athanaël and one ravishingly beautiful courtesan named Thaïs, add Massenet's sensual, melodious music, with equal dashes of eroticism and religious fervor--and you have a powerful opera that is at once a celebration of the sacred and the profane, of flesh and soul. This rarity had not been heard at the Met for almost 40 years when it was brought back as a vehicle for the great soprano Beverly Sills and the magnetic singing actor Sherrill Milnes. Together, they masterfully bring to life the searing conflict at the heart of the drama
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Michel Sénéchal Frans operazanger

Michel Sénéchal French opera singer

Michel Sénéchal tenore francese

Sénéchal, M.

Sénéchal, M. (Michel)

Sénéchal, Michel, 1927-