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Sénéchal, Michel

Works: 337 works in 986 publications in 6 languages and 8,741 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Operas  Film and video adaptations  Pictorial works  Interviews  Music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author of introduction, Other, Author, Actor, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michel Sénéchal
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( Recording )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 500 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
L'enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel( Recording )
35 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orchestre de la Suisse romande ; Armin Jordan, con
Madama Butterfly Japanese tragedy by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Italian and held by 484 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 )
33 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Heure espagnole: Comédie musicale en un acte. Livret: Franc-Nohain (Maurice Etienne Legrand)
Mélodies by Francis Poulenc( Recording )
19 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Banalités: Cinq mélodies sur des poèmes de G.Apollinaire / Fiançailles pour rire. Texte: Vilmorin / Le Bestiaire. Texte: G.Apollinaire / Chansons gaillardes sur des textes anonymes / Métamorphoses. Texte Vilmorin / Hyde Park / Main dominée / Allons plus vite / Ce doux petit visage / Tu vois le feu / Chemins de l'amour / Colloque
Louise by Gustave Charpentier( Recording )
24 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louise: Roman musical en quatre actes
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )
23 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Manon opéra comique en 5 actes et 6 tableaux by Jules Massenet( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and held by 294 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
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )
16 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who could resist the tales of Hoffmann when ardent-voiced tenor Nicolai Gedda as the title hero of Offenbach's opera spins them? Combining dark German romanticism with scintillating music, the stories tell of the poet's ill-fated relationships with four women. Gedda is paired with the great singing actor George London as his constant nemesis. Jean Morel conducts this French masterpiece
La belle Hélène [opéra-bouffe en 3 actes] by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Belle Helene. Chorus and Orchestra of Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson, conductor. Jessye Norman, soprano; John Aler, tenor; Charles Burles, Gabriel Bacquier, baritone; Jean-Philippe Lafont
Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )
22 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin on two CDs
Capriccio a conversation piece for music in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in German and held by 227 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 vie parisienne [a music hall hit since 1866!] by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )
17 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baritone solo in French
La Navarraise by Jules Massenet( Recording )
4 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( Recording )
26 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 196 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
Les pêcheurs de perles Ivan IV : extraits by Georges Bizet( Recording )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Scene: A shore on the island of Ceylon in antiquity) In anticipation of the fishing season, the villagers elect Zurga as their king and prepare their annual vigil to ensure safe seas. Zurga welcomes Nadir, his long-time friend, whom he has not seen since their love for the same woman divided them. They promise eternal friendship and vow never again to allow a woman to come between them. Within moments, a woman arrives, veiled. She will stand through the night, alone on the shore, in ritual prayer. Zurga promises her a priceless pearl if she is chaste in her duty and death if she violates her purity. Nadir recognizes her voice. It is Léïla, the woman he and Zurga loved in the past, and his feelings for her are rekindled . .
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starring Jon Vickers as 'Otello' and Mirella Freni as 'Desdemona' with Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic
Works of Lili Boulanger by Lili Boulanger( Recording )
2 editions published in 1960 in French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psaume, "Du Fond de l'Abime" (23:40); Psaume 24 (3:10); Psaume 129 (6:05); Vielle Priere Bouddhique (7:05); Pie Jesu (4:35) Igor Markevitch, conductor Orchestra Lamoureux Oralia Dominguez, contralto Elizabeth Basseur Chorale
Les contes d'Hoffmann opéra fantastique en trois actes, un prologue et un épilogue by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Directed by Robert Carsen, with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera National de Paris, this film stars Neil Shicoff, Susanne Mentzer and Bryn Terfel
Orpheus in the underworld ["opéra-féerie" in four acts] by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )
12 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Booklet contains article by Maurice Tassart and synopsis plus libretto
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Sénéchal, M.
Sénéchal, M. (Michel)
French (163)
Italian (31)
German (25)
Russian (11)
English (7)
Multiple languages (2)