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Sénéchal, Michel

Works: 567 works in 1,584 publications in 7 languages and 14,756 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Filmed operas  History  Nonfiction films  Symphonic poems  Song cycles 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Actor, Interviewee, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michel Sénéchal
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 729 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( )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin on two CDs
L'heure espagnole by Maurice Ravel( )

43 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Heure espagnole: Comédie musicale en un acte. Livret: Franc-Nohain (Maurice Etienne Legrand)
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( Recording )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 666 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 )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 624 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 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur un livret de Colette, Ravel fait vivre en musique l'univers qu'il ne quitta jamais véritablement: celui de l'enfance. Une histoire féérique de fauteuil qui danse, de théière endiablée et d'écureuil en colère contre l'enfant terrible
Mélodies by Francis Poulenc( Recording )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly : Japanese tragedy by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Italian and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heart-rending story about a sweet-natured Japanese girl and the caddish American lieutenant who marries then deserts her
Eugen Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
Manon by Jules Massenet( )

6 editions published in 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who can resist the charms of Manon or remain unmoved by her fate? Ruth Ann Swenson takes on Massenet's title heroine, the equally beautiful and high-spirited young girl who turns her back on life in a convent when she meets the handsome des Grieux (Giuseppe Sabbatini)--only to be seduced by the promise of a luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich old Brétigny (Kim Josephson). When she learns that des Grieux, desperate she has left him, is about to take holy orders, she changes her mind--but it is too late, and their love story ends in tragedy
La belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 299 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
La dame blanche : opéra-comique en trois actes by A Boieldieu( )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in German and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg): Overture performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
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 261 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
Tosca : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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La vie parisienne by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

23 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen : highlights by Georges Bizet( )

in French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano María Callas sings in French excerpts from Bizet's opera Carmen, with s upporting soloists, charms and orchestra
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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-