Carré, Albert

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Carré, Albert Gender: M
Hugues Michel Albert Carré
born on 22 June 1852 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Strasbourg, France, 48n35, 7e45
Timezone LMT m7e45 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 01°07' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°57 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 00°35'

Albert Carré


French theatre director, opera director, actor and librettist.

He was the nephew of librettist Michel Carré (1821–1872) and cousin of cinema director Michel Antoine Carré (1865–1945). His wife was the French soprano Marguerite Carré (1880–1947).

For over 50 years Albert Carré was a central personality in the theatrical and musical life of Paris.

He produced the first French performances of several Italian operas, including Tosca (13 October 1903) and Madama Butterfly (28 December 1906), and mounted many other important new productions, including Carmen (8 December 1898). He was responsible for a new production of Le roi malgré lui in 1929 which helped to bring the piece back to the stage.

He wrote vaudevilles, comedies, and opéra-comique libretti, sometimes with Alexandre Bisson (1848–1912).

He retired in 1936 and wrote his memoirs.

He died in Paris on 11 December 1938.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Carré, Michel (born 20 October 1821). Notes: Albert was Michel's nephew


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from birth certificate n° 1117 in the online Bas-Rhin archive, p. 88/103.

Same data in Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file: from Lescaut.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Librettist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Theatre and opera director)