Herbert Prikopa - born November 30th, 1935, Vienna. He was a quite popular TV host and comedian in Austria in the 1970s and 1980s; at the same time, he continued singing occasional operetta (buffo) roles at the Vienna Volksoper. Earlier in his career, as this recording shows, he was a quite charming opera comprimario, too. Prikopa is still active as a conductor (mostly operetta) and has a website.
I would like to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recording and notes.