|Birthname||Michel Antoine Florentin Carré|
|born on||20 October 1821 at 03:15 (= 03:15 AM )|
|Place||Besançon, France, 47n15, 6e02|
|Timezone||LMT m6e02 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||26°24' 21°24 Asc. 20°21'|
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. 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 Les contes d'Hoffmann (1881). As with the other libretti by Barbier and himself, these were adaptations of existing literary masterworks.
His son, Michel-Antoine (1865–1945), followed in his father's footsteps, also writing libretti, and later directing silent films. His nephew Albert Carré (1852–1938) also wrote libretti.
He died on 27 June 1872 in Argenteuil.
- associate relationship with Barbier, Jules (born 9 March 1825)
- associate relationship with Gounod, Charles (born 17 June 1818)
- associate relationship with Saint-Saëns, Camille (born 9 October 1835)
- parent->child relationship with Carré, Michel-Antoine (born 7 February 1865)
- other kin relationship with Carré, Albert (born 22 June 1852). Notes: Albert was Michel's nephew
Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate from the online Besançon archives (image 268/358): "trois heures et quart du matin" (3:15 AM). No data in margin.
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Librettist)
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
- Vocation : Writers : Poet