Josef Drvota

2 June 1874 Slaný – 7 January 1923 Prague

The Czech tenor Josef Drvota, originally a chorister at the National Theater in Prague, was later engaged at the Vinohrady Theatre in Prague, and in Plzeň, where he sang a huge variety of major roles.

He recorded for Gramophone and especially Polyphon (Praha, 1910), the latter were also issued on Arena, Patria, Elite and other labels.

His repertory included Dalibor, Jeník, Pinkerton, Manrico, Alfredo, Radames, Turiddu...

Drvota fought WWI on the Italian frontline; after the war, he continued his career in Ljubljana.

Picture source: Forgotten Opera Singers

Josef Drvota sings Il trovatore: Di quella pira, in Czech
In RA format
I wish to thank Richard J. Venezia for the recording.

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