Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

May 29, 2015

Drago Hrzic (Carlo Drago Hrzic) (Baritone) (Zagreb, Croatia 1896 – Zagreb, Croatia 1978)



First he studied singing under M. Vuskovic in Zagreb, then became a pupil of Franz Steiner in Vienna. In 1919 he made his debut at the National Theater of Zagreb as Dako in the Croatian opera ‘’Povratak’’ by Josip Hatze. Till 1945 he remained a respectable member of this opera house. Here his repertoire included the title parts in ‘’Falstaff’’, ‘’Simon Boccanegra’’, ‘’Rigoletto’’ and ‘’Il Trovatore’’, also Michele in ‘’Il Tabarro’’, Eletsky in ‘’The Queen of Spades’’ and Escamillo in ‘’Carmen’’. In 1925 he made guest appearances in Vienna (State Opera) and Berlin.

Chronology of some appearances

1919-1945 Zagreb National Theater


Vorrei morire (Tosti) 21632 B4272
Ninon (Tosti) 21632 B4272

Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Monologo 95105 J22174
Die tote Stadt (Korngold): Mein Sehnen, meinen Wähnen 95105 B22383
Amleto (Thomas): O vin discaccia la tristezza 95106 B22385
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Prologo 95106 B22384

Edison Bell
Tannhäuser (Wagner): O tu bell'astro incantator VZ1188 1853

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