Josef Vojta

12 August 1908 Brno – 16 September 1977 Prague

Picture of Josef Vojta as Števa
Josef Vojta as Števa

Picture of Josef Vojta

Josef Vojta sings Čert a Káča: Já ubohej ovčáček
In RA format

After taking private voice lessons in his native Brno, Vojta had his first contract at the German Theater there (1927–35). Next he was in Olomouc for two seasons, and in 1937, he came to the National Theater in Prague, where he stayed until 1959 as a singer, and afterwards as a stage manager until 1972, while also being a voice teacher.

He sang lirico-spinto and some dramatic roles: Turiddu, Jeník, Laca, Tichon, Šťáhlav (Libuše), Jiří (Jakobín), Dalibor, Max, Erik, Pedro; but also a lot of small roles, which became his main fare in the 1950s.


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

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