Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 30, 2014

Jan Berlík (Tenor) (Tábor 1892 - Praha 1972)

                                                                 Don Jose

He studied singing under E. Fuchs, K. Wallerstein, and C. Emmerich. Since 1925 he performed in Bratislava, from 1926 at the National Theatre in Prague, in 1927, he moved to Hamburg, and in the 1931-40 seasons, he sang again at the National Theatre.Berlík had a lovely soft voice with nice kantilena and an impressive stage appearance. His most notable roles were Jeník (Prodaná nevěsta), Alfredo (La Traviata), Don Carlo, Rodolfo (La Bohème), Cavaradossi (Tosca) and Don José (Carmen). In the 1950s he taught singing at the Prague Conservatory.

Chronology of some appearances

1925 Bratislava Opera House
1926 Prague National Theatre  
1927 Hamburg Opera House
1931-1940 Prague National Theatre


Rigoletto (Verdi): O wie so trügerisch B11005 34331

Parlophon, Berlin 1927-10-13
Bohème (Puccini): Wie eiskalt ist dies Händchen P9198 2-20409
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Jetzt spielen P9198 2-20410

Odeon, Berlin 1927-10-13
Tosca (Puccini): Wie sich die Bilder gleichen O-6590 xxB7891
Tosca (Puccini): Und es blitzten die Sterne O-6590 xxB7892

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