Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 24, 2014

Franz Pácal (Tenor) (Litomyšl 1865 - Nepomuk, Pilsen 1938)

His real name was František PacalHe was a violinist in the orchestra of the National Theatre in Prague from 1887 to 1892. Then, after vocal studies with Gustav Walter in Vienna, Pacal sang in choruses in Cologne, Bremen, Graz and Vienna. In 1897, he sang the small part of Ruodi in ''Guillaume Tell'' in Vienna, and immediately was made a soloist. Between 1905 and 1913, he sang succesively in Prague, Riga and Posen. During the Great War, Pacal served as a senior official in the grain office in Prague. He recorded during 1902-1908. His records are quite rare.

Chronology of some appearances

1887-1892 Prague National Theatre
1905-1913 Vienna Opera House


G&T, Wien 1901
Kde domov můj (Mein Vaterhaus) 72640 1425B
Proč nych tĕ Mařenko nemiloval (Wer würde dich Mariechen nicht lieben) 72638 1426B
Melodie (Walzerlied) (Malát) 72400 236x

G&T, Wien 1902
Frühlingszeit (Becker) 42832 891x
Fliegende Holländer (Wagner): Steuermannslied (Mit Gewitter und Sturm) 42850 943x
Dalibor (Smetana): O Zdenku 42851 945x

Favorite, Praha 1906?
Hubička (Smetana): Duett with Renard-Lišková 1-79827
Prodaná nevĕsta (Smetana): Duett with Renard-Lišková 1-79834

Gramophone, Praha 1908
Rusalka (Dvořák): Zpev prince 2-72129 4975r
Kde domov mùj (Skroup) X-2-102954 4974r

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