Georges Prêtre

Georges Prêtre

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Samson et Dalila (2001 Remastered Version), Act 2, Scene 3: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix (Dalila/Samson)
Les Biches, FP 36: I. Rondeau (Très lent - Allegro molto subito - Très calme - Tempo I)
La Jolie Fille de Perth, WD 15, Act 2: "Quand la flamme de l'amour" (Ralph)
La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Pt. 1 Scene 3: Marche hongroise (Allegro marcato)
Les Biches: Adagietto




A French conductor best known for his penchant for French music, Georges Pr+¬tre was born in Waziers on August 14, 1924. He studied at the Paris Conservatory with Maurice Durufl+¬ and other music legends. Upon his graduation, he took up a pseudonym -- Georges Dherain -- and conducted at a number of small opera houses in France. His official debut came in 1961 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, and during that decade he made stops at the New York Metropolitan Opera and La... Read more

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