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Prêtre, Georges

Overview
Works: 2,141 works in 4,044 publications in 6 languages and 26,054 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biography  Operas  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Director, Narrator, Vocalist, con, Interviewee, Composer, Commentator, Instrumentalist, Depicted
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns ( Recording )
35 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mezzo-soprano Gertrud Wettergren is the legendary biblical temptress whose ensnares the strongest man in the world, Samson, only to leave him a helpless prisoner of his enemies. Belgian tenor René Maison blends superb French style with virile intensity to make this hero a truly tragic figure. The great singing actor Ezio Pinza brings dramatic depth to role of the High Priest of Dagon
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
51 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book (125 p. :
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The tales of Hoffmann) by Jacques Offenbach ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poet Hoffmann tells the tales of his three past loves and how each affair was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival
Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana Pagliacci by Pietro Mascagni ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pagliacci : A traveling troupe of entertainers, Canio, his wife Nedda, Peppe and Tonio, arrive in the village for an evening performance. Nedda and her lover, Silvio, a young lad from the village, plan to leave together that night. Tonio overhears the plot and tells Canio. Nedda will not identify her lover. Mad with rage and jealousy, Canio stabs her during a performance
Pagliacci a film by Ruggiero Leoncavallo ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera in one prologue and two acts
Werther by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
34 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CT I. Wetzlar, near Frankfurt, 1780s. Though it is July, the widowed Bailiff teaches his younger children a Christmas carol in the garden of their house. Their progress is watched with amusement by two neighbors, Schmidt and Johann. They ask for Charlotte, the eldest daughter, who is engaged to Albert. In his absence, the Bailiff tells them, she will be escorted to the local ball that night by a young visiting poet, Werther, whom they find uncongenial. As the friends go off to supper and the Bailiff goes into the house, Werther arrives. He rhapsodizes on the beauty of the evening and watches unseen as Charlotte cuts bread and butter for the children's supper. When the party has left for the ball and the Bailiff has gone to join his friends at the tavern, Albert returns unexpectedly. Disappointed at not finding Charlotte, he promises her sister Sophie he will return in the morning. As the moon rises, Werther and Charlotte return. He has fallen in love with her, but his declaration is cut short when the Bailiff passes by, observing that Albert has returned. Despite his despair, Werther urges Charlotte not to break her promise to marry Albert. ACT II. Three months later, Charlotte and Albert, now married, walk contentedly across the town square on their way to church, followed by Werther. Albert tries to comfort the youth, and Sophie also attempts to cheer him up, but when Charlotte comes out of the church, he speaks of their first meeting; disturbed, she tells him he must leave Wetzlar until Christmas. Werther contemplates suicide, and when Sophie interrupts him, he rushes away. As Charlotte consoles the tearful girl, Albert realizes that Werther must be in love with his wife. ACT III. Alone at home on Christmas Eve, Charlotte rereads the dejected letters written to her by Werther. While she prays for strength, he suddenly appears. Charlotte tries to remain calm and asks him to read to her from his translation of Ossian. Werther chooses a passage where the poet foresees his own death, and when Charlotte begs him to stop, he realizes she returns his love. But she runs from his embrace with a final farewell, and Werther leaves, resolved to die. Albert enters, surprised to find Charlotte distraught, and when a message arrives from Werther asking to borrow Albert's pistols, her reaction convinces him of her love for Werther. He makes her give the pistols to the servant herself, but when Albert has gone she hurries off, praying she may reach Werther in time. ACT IV. Charlotte arrives at Werther's quarters to find him mortally wounded. She declares her love, and he begs forgiveness. As he dies, the voices of the children outside are heard singing their Christmas carol
Louise by Gustave Charpentier ( Recording )
29 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louise: Roman musical en quatre actes
Maria Callas, the legend by Maria Callas ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Italian and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The very best of Maria Callas by Maria Callas ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Italian and French and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
La damnation de Faust La mort de Cléopâtre by Hector Berlioz ( )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in French and English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carmen by Georges Bizet ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concerto in D minor Concert champêtre by Francis Poulenc ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1932 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni ( Recording )
36 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This recording contains the complete operas sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the librettos with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composers, biographies of the principal singers and conductors
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revenant du service militaire, Torrido apprend le mariage de Lola, qu'il aimait. Il se fiance alors avec Santuzza ; mais Lola, jalouse, le reconquiert. Pour se venger d'un tel abandon, Santuzza révèle au mari de sa rivale l'infortune qui l'accable. Les deux hommes s'affrontent dans un duel qui se termine par la mort de Torrido. Santuzza s'écroule, désespérée
Messe solennelle de sainte Cécile by Charles Gounod ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc ( Recording )
33 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical setting of the one-act play by Jean Cocteau
Stabat Mater Four motets for a time of penitence by Francis Poulenc ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in Latin and English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faust by Charles Gounod ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symphonie concertante by Joseph Jongen ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dhérain, Georges
Dhérain, Georges, 1924-
Dhérain, Georges 1924- Pseudonym
Prêtre, G. (Georges)
Prêtre, George 1924-
Languages
Italian (154)
French (124)
German (17)
English (15)
Latin (13)
Dutch (1)