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Sénéchal, Michel

Works: 534 works in 1,440 publications in 7 languages and 11,224 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Musical settings  Musical films  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Operas  Television adaptations  Opera films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Actor, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500,
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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 624 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 )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise: Roman musical en quatre actes
Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Italian and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American Naval officer marries a purchased Japanese wife, Butterfly. Tragedy unfolds as Butterfly remains faithful to her American husband
L'enfant et les sortilèges Ma mère l'oye by Maurice Ravel( Recording )

43 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestre de la Suisse romande ; Armin Jordan, con
L'heure espagnole by Maurice Ravel( Recording )

38 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Heure espagnole: Comédie musicale en un acte. Livret: Franc-Nohain (Maurice Etienne Legrand)
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in Italian and German and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugen Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mélodies by Francis Poulenc( Recording )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 403 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
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 293 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 )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 284 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 )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoffman drunk in a tavern is coerced by a group of student to tell them tales and stories of his love life. After telling the stories, he awakes to see Stella, his secret new love in the arms of his rival Counsellor Lindorf
Manon opéra comique en 5 actes et 6 tableaux by Jules Massenet( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and held by 265 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
Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin on two CDs
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

Madama Butterfly highlights by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 201 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 )

6 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les caprices de Marianne by Henri Sauguet( )

3 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thaïs by Jules Massenet( Recording )

28 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 189 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 The pearl fishers = Die Perlenfischer by Georges Bizet( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in French and German and held by 162 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 . .
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Michel Sénéchal Frans operazanger

Michel Sénéchal French opera singer

Sénéchal, M.

Sénéchal, M. (Michel)

Sénéchal, Michel, 1927-