Julius Patzak

Julius PatzakAfter leaving school and then doing his military service, Patzak became a civil servant in Vienna while attending lectures at the same time at Vienna University with the intention of becoming a conductor. Although he allegedly never took voice lessons his gidt for singing asserted itslf and he made his debut as Radames in April 1926. He was leading tenor at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, from 1926 to 1945, and then at the Vienna Staatsoper from 1945 to 1960. He also taught music at Salzburg and Vienna and recorded extensively.