Georges Prêtre
conductor

Georges Prêtre

  • August 14, 1924 Waziers (France) - January 4, 2017 Navès (France)

Biography

Georges Prêtre was born in Douai in Northern France and completed his musical studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris. In 1946 he made his debut at Marseilles Opera aged 22.
From there, his engagements brought him via the Opéra Comique in Paris to the Paris Opera, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and to La Scala in Milan.

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The 2010 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert
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Maria Callas sings two recitals in Paris
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NEW VOD: Kiri Te Kanawa: My World of Opera
NEW VOD: Kiri Te Kanawa: My World of Opera

The star soprano's favorite moments from the op...

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Georges Prêtre conducts an all-Strauss gala — With Margaret Price
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Francis Poulenc plays his own works with his favorite performers
Francis Poulenc plays his own works with his favorite performers

Denise Duval (soprano), Gabriel Bacquier (barit...

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Carmen: The Dream and the Destiny
Carmen: The Dream and the Destiny

With Huguette Tourangeau and Plácido Domingo

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The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra breaks with the past
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Georges Prêtre conducts the 2009 New Year's Concert at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice
Georges Prêtre conducts the 2009 New Year's Concert at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice

With Mariella Devia (soprano) and Massimiliano ...

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