Hermann Prey


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(b Berlin, 1929; d Krailling, nr. Munich, 1998).

Ger. baritone. Début Wiesbaden 1952. Hamburg Opera 1953–60. Guest singer Berlin and Vienna Operas from 1956. Salzburg Fest. from 1959. Brit. début 1965 (Storch in Intermezzo at Edinburgh Fest. with Bavarian State Opera). Bayreuth début 1965; CG from 1973. Amer. début in Lieder 1952, NY Met 1960. Noted for Strauss roles and for Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger. Especially fine exponent of Lieder. Founder (1976) of annual Schubert fest. at Hohenems.

Subjects: Opera.

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