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Michel Carré

1821-1872 FR, Besançon
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A.k.a. Michel Antoine Florentin Carré

Michel Carré (20 October 1821, Besançon – 27 June 1872, Argenteuil) was a prolific French librettist.He went to Paris in 1840 intending to become a painter but took up writing instead. He wrote verse and plays before turning to writing libretti. His libretto for Mirette was never performed in France but was later performed in English adaptation in London. He wrote the text for Charles Gounod's Mireille (1864) on his own, and collaborated with Eugène Cormon on Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles. However, the majority of his libretti were completed in tandem with Jules Barbier, with whom he wrote the libretti for numerous operas, including Camille Saint-Saëns's Le timbre d'argent (libretto written in 1864, first performed in 1877), Gounod's Faust (1859), Roméo et Juliette (1867), and Offenbach's

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Les contes d´Hoffmann, Act II: "Phöbus stolz im Sonnenwagen (Les oiseaux dans la charmille)" (Olympia) on Jarmila Novotná - Opera Recital by Jarmila Novotna

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Title Artist Year Type
Faust a MarkétkaCharles Gounod, Jules Barbier, Michel Carré, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe1975Album
Highlights From FaustCharles Gounod, Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Paris, André Cluytens, René Duclos, Jules Barbier, Michel Carré1959Album
Romeo And Juliet(act 1) / Tales Of Hoffman (act 1)Jules Barbier, Michel Carré, Charles Gounod, Gwen Catley1949Album
Les Noces de JeanetteVictor Massé, Jules Barbier, Michel CarréAlbum
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