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Georges Prêtre

Georges Prêtre was born on August 14, 1924 in Waziers, Nord, France. He has been married to Gina Marny since 1950. They have two children. See full bio »
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 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 Not for, or Against (Quite the Contrary) (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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