Bohumír Vích

28 November 1911 Prague – 29 July 1998 Prague

Picture of Bohumír Vích
Vích as Brouček

Bohumír Vích sings Braniboři v Čechách: Ano, před pány svými stojím
In RA format

He was an electrical engineer and took voice lessons in his spare time, so he got a late start. From 1943 to 1945, he sang operetta at the Tyl Theater in a Prague suburb (today the Fidlovačka Theater), then he became a chorister (for one season) and a soloist (for two seasons) at the new 1st-of-May-Opera (the former New German Theater and later State Opera) in Prague.

From 1948 to his retirement in 1971, he was a member of the Prague National Theater. He sang a wild mixture of large and small, lyrical and dramatic roles: both Don José and Dancaïro, German, Goro, Canio, Vašek, Radames, Gastone (Traviata), Jontek (Halka), Misail, Masaniello, Second Jew (Salome), and so forth...

He also sang popular music under the pseudonym Mirko Vich.


I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the picture and recording.

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