Oldřich Spisar

18 August 1919 Vyškov – 29 July 2001 Prague

Picture of Oldrich Spisar
Spisar's vocal studies were interrupted by a lengthy illness, so he made his debut only in 1947, in Olomouc, where he stayed until 1952. After two seasons in Opava, one in Bratislava and three in Plzeň, he was a member of the Prague National Theater from 1958 to his retirement in 1983. Guest appearances in Berlin, Dresden, Hannover, Wiesbaden, Venice and Dublin. He specialized in Czech and Russian opera (Jeník, Dalibor, Prince in Dvořák's Rusalka, Laca, Boris in Kaťa Kabanová, Lukáš in Hubička, Aleksej in Igrok/The gambler by Prokofyev, German) as well as in lighter Wagner (Erik, Stolzing, Lohengrin), but also sang Florestan, Herodes, Turiddu, Radames, Don Carlo or Alvaro.

Reference 1, reference 2: Kutsch & Riemens

Oldřich Spisar sings Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend
In RA format
I would like to thank Michal Pekárek for the recording and the picture.

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