WorldCat Identities

Prey, Hermann 1929-1998

Works: 2,465 works in 5,919 publications in 7 languages and 41,392 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Masses  Film adaptations  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Biography  Filmed operas  Music videos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, per, Artist, Editor, Proofreader, Interviewee, Actor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hermann Prey
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

75 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

68 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( )

55 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner said this early-Romantic gem was the most German of German operas. Its irresistible mix of colorful folklore, the spooky supernatural, a tender romance, and the passionate struggle between good and evil are all captured in Weber's tuneful and dramatic score. The cast in this rare U.S. performance is sensational: Sándor Kónya as our hero, the forester Max, who must win a shooting contest in order to marry his beloved Agathe (the ravishing Pilar Lorengar), despite the dark plotting of Caspar (Gerd Feldhoff)
Die tote Stadt by Erich Wolfgang Korngold( Recording )

49 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die tote Stadt: Oper in drei Akten, op.12. Libretto: Paul Schott (Julius Korngold)
Der Zigeunerbaron by Johann Strauss( )

39 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conductor Helmuth Rilling has won both fan and critical acclaim for his interpretations of Bach's works. Now the Bach expert is joined by the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart and a cast of talented young soloists for dynamic recording of Bach's Mass in B Minor
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel von Eisenstein is about to begin a prison sentence for a small indiscretion. Alfred, an opera singer is serenading Eisenstein's wife, Rosalinde (Joan Sutherland) outside the Eisenstein house. Adele, the maid has just received a letter from her sister, Ida, inviting her to Price Orlofsky's ball. Dr. Falke, preparing a surprise at the ball, convinces Eisenstein to come with him that night and delay his departure for jail until morning. Everyone departs for the ball in disguise ... not before Alfred is mistaken for Eisenstein and dragged off to prison! The comic confusion of infidelity and "mistaken" identity is topped off by Dr. Falke's surprise, a little comedy he arranged called "The Bat's Revenge."
Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

48 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oberon: Romantische Oper in drei Akten. Libretto: James Robinson Planché
Martha by Friedrich von Flotow( Recording )

41 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urania : us 5217-3
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

72 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a cast like this you can't help falling in love all over again with The barber of Seville. The marvelous Hermann Prey is Figaro, a guy you wouldn't buy a used car from, but he's great to have on your side considering he can charm anyone out of anything. The sensational Marilyn Horne (Rosina) and Enrico Di Giuseppe (a love-struck Count Almaviva) immediately enlist him in their quest to foil Fernando Corena (Dr. Bartolo) so they can marry. With James Levine conducting, it's all just sensational
Der Wildschütz by Albert Lortzing( )

39 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Wildschütz oder Die Stimme der Natur. Komische Oper in drei Aufzügen nach dem Lustspiel Der Rehbock von August von Kotzebue
Die Hochzeit des Figaro = Le nozze di Figaro : KV 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1995 in German and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zauberflöte : highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zu Hilfe! Zu Hilfe! -- Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja -- Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön -- O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn! -- Hm, hm, hm ... (Quintet) -- Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen -- Wei stark ist nicht dein Zauberton -- O Isis und Osiris -- Wie? Wie? Wie? (Quintet) -- Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden -- Der Hölle Rache -- Ach, ich fühl's -- Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen -- Papageno-Papagena duet -- Die Strahlen der Sonne vertreiben die Nacht
Kantaten by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantates,. BWV 140,. Bach, Johann Sebastian4230
Le nozze di Figaro : opera buffa in quattro atti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aftermath of courtship by Count Almaviva to Rosina who had been the ward of Dr. Bartolo. The courtship involved the count in actions supported by the town barber Figaro. Dr. Bartolo and a former servant Marcellina conspire to seek revenge on Figaro
Arien = Arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arien aus: Le nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, La clemenza di Tito
Undine by Albert Lortzing( )

35 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undine: Zauberoper in drei Akten. Libretto: Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué
Lieder by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestrina : [musikalische Legende in drei Akten] by Hans Pfitzner( Recording )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestrina is claimed to have 'saved the arts of counterpoint and polyphony' in the face of a Papal edict that church music must be more traditional and revert to plainsong. Palestrina produces a work that contains all the 'modern' and 'sinful' musical styles the Pope disapproves of. Upon hearing the work, the Pope and Palestrina's arch critic, Archbishop Borromeo relents
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

34 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elderly Dr. Bartolo has his eye on the fortune left to his ward Rosina, and jealously guards her with plans to marry her. Young Count Almaviva also intends to marry Rosina, and uses various means to try and get from her a sign of her love for him
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Alternative Names
Hermann Oskar Karl Bruno Hermann 1929-1998

Hermann Prey artiste lyrique

Hermann Prey barítono alemán

Hermann Prey baritono tedesco

Hermann Prey Duits zanger

Hermann Prey Opera singer

Praj, German 1929-1998

Prey, H.

Prey, H. 1929-1998

Prey, Herman

Prey, Herman 1929-1998

Prey, Hermann

Prey, Hermann Oskar Karl Bruno 1929-1998

Прей, Г 1929-1998

Прей, Герман

프라이, 헤르만 1929-1998

プライ, ヘルマン



German (398)

Italian (146)

English (38)

Latin (20)

French (2)

Japanese (2)

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