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Overview (2)

Born in Waziers, Nord, France
Died in Navès, Tarn, France

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (3)

Gina Marny (20 April 1950 - 4 January 2017) ( his death) ( 2 children)
Gina Marny (1950 - 4 January 2017) ( his death) ( 2 children)
Suzanne Lefort (21 June 1947 - 6 December 1949) ( divorced)

Trivia (4)

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.
He was principal conductor of the Vienna Symphony between 1986 and 1991 and conducted the Vienna New Year's Concert in 2008 and 2010.
Has a son and a daughter.
He won the Victoire de la Musique Award for best conductor in 1997 and the Europa Prize in 1982.

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