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Prey, Hermann 1929-1998

Works: 2,499 works in 6,062 publications in 7 languages and 48,810 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Masses  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Televised operas  Biography  Art music  Music videos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Interviewee, per, Artist, Editor, 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 1,929 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 )

70 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,464 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 1,073 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 )

54 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 988 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 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

76 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 745 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
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Nummer eins unter den Operetten schildert Lug und Trug um das Familienleben des Rentiers Gabriel von Eisenstein und seiner Frau Rosalinde. Eine fein gesponnene Intrige - von Eisensteins "Freund" Dr. Falke erdacht - lässt den untreuen Ehemann Eisenstein bei einem pompösen Fest des superreichen Prinzen Orlofsky auf seine Kosten kommen. Nach einer rauschenden Ballnacht, bei der alle handelnden Personen in falschen Identitäten auftreten, gibt es aber ein böses Erwachen, denn Rosalinde lässt sich nicht ungestraft düpieren
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
Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

48 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urania : us 5217-3
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 494 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 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 480 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( )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1995 in German and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Königskinder by Engelbert Humperdinck( )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Königskinder: Märchenoper in drei Aufzügen. Libretto: Ernst Rosmer
Arien = Arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arien aus: Le nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, La clemenza di Tito
Die schönsten deutschen Volkslieder : wohlauf in gottes schöne welt = the most beautiful German folk songs( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in German and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le nozze di Figaro : opera buffa in quattro atti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 421 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
Palestrina : [musikalische Legende in drei Akten] by Hans Pfitzner( )

32 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 417 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
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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

Prej, German.

Prey, H.

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

プライ, ヘルマン



German (409)

Italian (154)

English (35)

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French (2)

Japanese (2)

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