Hermann Prey            (Preiser 93466)
Item# V1652
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Hermann Prey            (Preiser 93466)
V1652. HERMANN PREY, w.Ackermann, Schüchter, Mälzer & Grüber Cond.: Arias & Duets (w.Rothenberger, Hildebrand & Kohn) from Zauberflöte, Così fan Tutte, Barbiere, Königskinder, Die Tote Stadt, Der Zigeunerbaron, Hans Heiling, Zar und Zimmermann, Der Wildschütz, Das Nachtlager in Granada, Der Tompeter von Säkkingen & Pagliacci. (Austria) Preiser 93466, recorded 1954-57. - 717281934664


“Hermann Prey was a handsome baritone, warm and pleasing, even and steady. It’s a more beautiful voice than Fischer-Dieskau’s, the only other baritone in his class as a lieder singer. In opera, they also shared the same repertory….He was also one of the best lieder singers of his time, as shown in his recordings of Schubert, Schumann, and Beethoven cycles, and many Loewe ballads.”

- Kurt Moses, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, July/Aug., 2010

“Hermann Prey sang frequently at the Metropolitan Opera between 1960 and 1970 and made his Bayreuth début in 1965. Although he often sang Verdi early in his career, he later concentrated more on Mozart and Richard Strauss. Prey was well known for playing Figaro (Mozart and Rossini), but he played other Mozart rôles at least equally often, particularly Papageno and Guillamo. He also played, and recorded, the Count in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. Prey possessed a clear, polished tone - darker and deeper-sounding than his slightly older contemporary Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, but equally refined and equally capable of soaring into the tenor range without the smallest suggestion of vocal effort.”

- Loyal Bluto