WorldCat Identities

Prey, Hermann 1929-1998

Works: 2,438 works in 5,695 publications in 7 languages and 36,824 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Masses  Film adaptations  Songs  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Biography 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Artist, per, Editor, Proofreader, Actor, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hermann Prey
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

68 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

73 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solists : RIE Staatskapelle Dresden ; Rudolf Kempe, con
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( )

54 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 825 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 )

36 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 653 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."
Der Zigeunerbaron = The gipsy baron by Johann Strauss( Recording )

39 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martha by Friedrich von Flotow( Recording )

41 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urania : us 5217-3
Le nozze di Figaro : opera buffa in quattro atti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 530 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
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

46 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 484 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
Lieder by Franz Schubert( Recording )

41 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RCA Victor chorale of men's voices ; Robert Shaw, con ; Frank Glazer, piano
Kantaten by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantates,. BWV 140,. Bach, Johann Sebastian4230
Der Wildschütz by Albert Lortzing( )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 447 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
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 436 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
Palestrina : [musikalische Legende in drei Akten] by Hans Pfitzner( Recording )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 364 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 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution (Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L'inutile precauzione) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto (based on Pierre Beaumarchais's comedy Le Barbier de Séville) by Cesare Sterbini. The overture, first written for Aureliano in Palmira, is a famous example of Rossini's characteristic Italian style. The première (under the title Almaviva, or the Useless Precaution) took place on February 20, 1816, at the Teatro Argentina, Rome. Rossini's opera follows the first of the plays from the Figaro trilogy, by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais, while Mozart's opera Le nozze di Figaro, composed 30 years earlier in 1786, is based on the second part of the Beaumarchais trilogy
Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

47 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oberon: Romantische Oper in drei Akten. Libretto: James Robinson Planché
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Der heitere Mozart by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

20 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Königskinder = The king's children by Engelbert Humperdinck( Recording )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Königskinder: Märchenoper in drei Aufzügen. Libretto: Ernst Rosmer
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

52 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italian soldiers test the faithfulness of their respective lovers by faking their departure to battle, reappearing in disguise as Albanians and proceeding to court them
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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

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Prey, Herman 1929-1998

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Prey, Hermann 1929-1998

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 (422)

Italian (166)

English (39)

Latin (18)

French (2)

Japanese (2)

Spanish (1)