The Opéra national de Paris has learned with great sadness of the passing away of Michel Sénéchal, who died on April 1 at the age of 91. Two dates particularly mark the career of Michel Sénéchal: in 1952, the First Grand Prix at the Geneva International Music Competition, awarded for the first time to a French singer and in 1956, his performance in Rameau's opera-bouffe, Platée, at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. A great tenor, a specialist in the French repertoire, he led an international career from Salzburg to New York, via San Francisco. Invited in 1961 to sing at the Paris Opera in The Barber of Seville, he performed there for the last time in 2004 in Dialogues des Carmélites. From 1979 to 1991, he was also director of the Paris Opera's School of Lyric Art.
Parsifal: cast change
withdrew from production. The role of Titurel
will be performed by
IMPORTANT Concert-rencontre of 1st February at Studio Bastille : cancelled
3e Scène: 3 films selected at the Clermont-Ferrand and Angers festivals
The Paris Opera’s 3e Scène is proud to announce the selection of these recent films in two film festivals:
"Les Indes galantes" by Clément Cogitore and "Vibrato" by Sébastien Laudenbach have been selected for the Clermont-Ferrand Festival’s 40th National Competition (February 2 to 10, 2018). "Adieu Bohème" by Jeanne Frenkel and Cosme Castro is a non-competition selection in the L’Air Numérique section of the 30th Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers. (January 12 to 21, 2018).