Marta Krásová


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(b Protivín, 16 March 1901; d Vráž u Berouna, 20 Feb 1970). Czech mezzo-soprano. She took up singing on the advice of the violinist Otakar Ševčík and studied with Olga Borová-Valoušková, Růžena Maturová and, in Vienna, M. Ullanovský. In 1922 she joined the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, where under the conductor Oskar Nedbal she changed from soprano to mezzo roles. She made her début at the Prague National Theatre as Azucena (1926) and was a member of the company from 1928 to 1966.


From The Grove Book of Opera Singers in Oxford Reference.

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