Hermann Prey (July 11, 1929 – July 22, 1998) was a German baritone. He was born in Berlin and grew up in Nazi Germany. He was scheduled to be drafted when World War II ended. He studied voice at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and won the prize of the Frankfurt contest of the Hessischer Rundfunk in 1952. He began to sing in song recitals and made his operatic debut the next year in Wiesbaden. He joined the Hamburger Staatsoper, where he sang until 1960. The last years in Hamburg, he also made frequent guest appearances elsewhere, including the Salzburg Festival.