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Prey, Hermann 1929-1998

Works: 2,519 works in 6,176 publications in 7 languages and 51,552 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Drama  Masses  Song cycles  Televised operas  Art music  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Interviewee, Artist, Editor, per, Actor, Proofreader
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hermann Prey
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

77 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,932 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 )

72 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

56 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Freischutz, Elisabeth Grummer, soprano, Lisa Otto, soprano, Rudolf Schock, tenor, Gottlob Frick, bass, Hermann Prey, baritone, Karl Kohn, bass. Libretto included
Die tote Stadt by Erich Wolfgang Korngold( Recording )

55 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

77 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 750 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
Matthäus Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

25 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'information lisible par ordinateur comprend la reprod. de la partition autographe de la passion conservée à la Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Mus. Ms. Bach P. 25)
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

37 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 633 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."
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at St. Lukes in London, a live recording of the soaring Mass in B Minor performed with the never-mailed-in performance by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner during the course of their wildly successful 2014 European tour
Palestrina : [musikalische Legende in drei Akten] by Hans Pfitzner( Recording )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 594 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
Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

48 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

46 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martha" Anneliese Rothenberger, soprano Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-soprano Nicolai Gedda, tenor Hermann Prey, baritone Orchestra and Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera, Munich Robert Heger, conductor Libretto included
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

39 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Winterreise by Franz Schubert( )

32 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brigitte Fassbaender is a prominent mezzo-soprano known for her acclaimed performances of the standard opera repertoire. Born in Berlin, in 1939, she had a childhood dream of becoming an actress, just her like mother, the film star Sabine Peters. As she realized how good her singing voice was, Fassbaender auditioned for the Nuremberg Conservatory, where her father, the famous baritone Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender taught
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

55 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 513 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
Die Zauberflöte : highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 497 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 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 482 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 : Querschnitt in deutsch = Highlights sung in German by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1995 in German and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Recording )

38 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant ensemble cast bring Strauss's beloved operetta to life, with new English dialogue by playwright Douglas Carter Beane and lyrics by Jeremy Sams (who also directed this production, first seen on New Year's Eve 2013). Christopher Maltman and Susanna Phillips are Eisenstein and Rosalinde, the married couple at the center of this lighthearted tale of love, revenge, and mistaken identities. Paulo Szot sings Falke, Eisenstein's friend, who sets the plot in motion. Anthony Roth Costanzo is Prince Orlofsky, Jane Archibald sings Adele, and Broadway star Danny Burstein is Frosch, the jailer. Adam Fischer conducts
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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, H. 1929-1998

Prey, Herman

Prey, Herman 1929-1998

Prey, Hermann

Prey, Hermann Oskar Karl Bruno 1929-1998

Preyy, Hermann

Прей, Г 1929-1998

Прей, Герман

프라이, 헤르만 1929-1998

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