Janko Blaho was one of the founders of the Slovakian vocal art. He studied law in Prague, and also took private voice lessons. When it became clear that singing would prevail over jurisprudence, he continued his vocal studies in Milan. From 1926 to 1965, no less, he sang at the Slovak National Theater in Bratislava. He also made a few guest appearances at the Czech National Theater in Prague, both with the troupe of the Slovak National Theater, and individually. His best roles were: Jeník, Belmonte, Don Ottavio, Manrico, Riccardo, Pinkerton, Lenskij, Faust and many others.
I would like to thank Michal Pekárek for a text on which the biographical notes are based, for the recording (Ballo in maschera) and the picture.