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Georges Prêtre (1924–2017)

Georges Prêtre was born on August 14, 1924 in Waziers, Nord, France. He was married to Gina Marny and Suzanne Lefort. He died on January 4, 2017 in Navès, Tarn, France. See full bio »

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(age 92) in Navès, Tarn, France

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War Dogs
War Dogs Soundtrack
(2016)
Callas Forever
Callas Forever Soundtrack
(2002)

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 2016 War Dogs (performer: "Carmen: L'Amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle (Habanera)")
 2016 Ils sont partout (performer: "Wein, Wein und Gesang, Op. 333")
 2008 Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2008 (2008) ... (performer: "Napoleon-Marsch, op. 156", "Dorfschwalben aus Österreich. Walzer, op. 164", "Laxenburger Polka, op. 60", "Paris. Walzer, op. 101", "Versailler-Galopp, op. 107", "Orpheus-Quadrille, op. 236", "Kleiner Anzeiger. Galopp, op. 4", "Ouvertüre zu 'Indigo un die vierzig Räuber' ohne op.", "Freuet Euch des Lebens. Walzer, op. 340", "Bluette. Polka française, op. 271", "Tritsch-Tratsch. Polka, op. 214", "Hofball-Tänze. Walzer, op. 161", "Die Libelle. Polka mazur, op. 204", "Russischer Marsch, op. 426", "Die Pariserin. Polka française, op. 238")
 2003 Ni pour, ni contre (bien au contraire) (performer: "Tosca e' un buon falco")
 2002 Callas Forever (performer: "Carmen")
 1998 Stiff Upper Lips (performer: "Tosca - Excerpt")
 1995 The Bridges of Madison County (performer: "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix" - as Georges Pretre)
 1992 Le mirage (performer: "Samson et Dalila")
 1990 La voix humaine (performer: "La Voix humaine")
 1989 Rising Storm (performer: "Also Sprach Zarathustra")
 1964 Maria Callas at Covent Garden (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Don Carlo (Atto IV): Tu che le vanità", "Carmen: Prélude", "Carmen: Habanera (Acte I)", "Carmen: Entracte (Acte III)", "Carmen: Séguedille (Acte I)")
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He conducted Maria Callas' only recording of "Carmen", a role she never performed onstage or on film, although she did sing selections from it at her recital concerts.

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French conductor, he studied the trumpet and composition at the Paris Conservatoire. Became music director at the Opéra-Comique in Paris until 1959. Prêtre was a favored conductor of Maria Callas. He was made an Officier of the Légion d'honneur in 1984 and is also an Italian Commendatore. See more »

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