- Wilfrid Pelletier
He frequently conducted at the
Metropolitan Operaand was a featured conductor for a number of RCA Victorrecordings, including Gabriel Fauré's "Requiem," featuring baritone Mack Harrelland a Montrealorchestra and chorus. He conducted the U.S. premieres of Rimsky-Korsakov's " The Golden Cockerel" and Henri Rabaud's " Mârouf, savetier du Caire".
In 1938, Pelletier appeared on camera in
Paramount's feature film " The Big Broadcast of 1938" as he conducted Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstadin Brunhilde's Battle Cry from Richard Wagner's " Die Walkure".
In 1937, Pelletier married the American opera singer
Place des Arts' Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, the largest multi-purpose concert hall in Canada, was named in his honour in 1966.
In 1967, he was made a Companion of the
Order of Canada.
In 2002, Wilfrid Pelletier became a MasterWorks honouree for the
Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada.
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The Canadian Encyclopedia
* [http://www.avtrust.ca/mw/mw.php?display&en&53 AVTrust.ca - Wilfrid Pelletier, MasterWorks recipient 2002]
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