Julius Patzak


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(b Vienna, 1898; d Rottach‐Egern, 1974).

Austrian tenor. Intended to be cond. but turned to singing, making début Reichenberg Opera 1926 (Radames in Aida). Munich Opera 1928–45; Vienna Opera 1945–60; CG début 1938; Salzburg Fest. début 1938. Outstanding Florestan in Fidelio and in title‐role of Palestrina. Created Desmoulins in Dantons Tod, Salzburg 1947. Superb singer of Lieder, oratorio, etc.

Subjects: Opera.

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