Beno Blachut as Otello
Beno Blachut as German
Beno Blachut as Faust
Beno Blachut in Traviata with Anna Richterová
Beno Blachut in Rusalka with Milada Šubrtová
Beno Blachut as Canio
Beno Blachut as Radames
Beno Blachut was born on June 14th, 1913 in Vítkovice. He studied singing at the Prague conservatory
(1935–39) with Louis Kadeřábek while simultaneously taking acting lessons with Ferdinand Pujman.
Blachut made his debut at Olomouc in 1939 (as Jeník), and in 1941 (again as Jeník) at the Prague National
Theater, where he would spend the entire rest of his career (he retired in 1965).
His best role was Dalibor that he sang than 200 times. He started recording in 1947
for Supraphon. In 1948, he began to appear internationally as a guest. He sang in Austria, Poland and Germany.
In 1954, he sang in the USSR for the first time. Blachut sang often at the Bolshoj and the Mariinskij.
Beno Blachut died on January 10th, 1985 in Prague.
In RA format
In RA format
On this Czech
website, you'll find a fantastic, incredibly detailed 16-part Blachut biography with all his roles, many pictures, lots of
information about his colleagues and so forth.
I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the pictures (Otello, German, Faust, Traviata, Rusalka, private), biographical notes and recordings (Dalibor, Pikovaja dama).
I wish to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the picture (Canio).
I wish to thank Marek Dolina for the recording (Armida).