Carré, Michel

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Carré, Michel Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°24' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°24 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 20°21'

Michel Carré (1872 at the latest)


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Carré, Albert (born 22 June 1852). Notes: Albert was Michel's nephew


Source Notes

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