Julius Bochníček

April 17th, 1871 Prague - June 17, 1951 Prague

Picture of Julius Bochníček
Bochníček studied music (piano, organ and composition) in Prague from 1886 to 1889. He then joined the chorus of the Deutsches Landestheater.

In 1895, Bochníček became a choir trainer first in Stettin, then in Prague.

He found that he had a fine tenor voice and studied in Munich with Maestro Kroupa. In 1897, he made his debut as a singer. In 1900, Bochníček moved to Pilsen.

In 1901, he moved back to Prague before having another season in Pilsen before returning again to Prague but this time at the Czech House.

He toured Eastern Europe with the BRNO Opera company.

From 1902 to 1909, Bochníček sang at the Imperial Opera in Budapest.

Bochníček had health problem and he stopped singing. He then turned to conducting and worked at the Prague Varieté Theatre until 1923 (1907-13, 1918-1923).

He also composed. His Opera Gunaro well received in Stettin in 1894. A year later, he wrote a Christmas Opera for the Opera in Stettin. This work achieved great popularity locally

His repertory included Faust, Hans, Viték, Wilhelm Meister, ...
Reference: Stanley Henig/John Freestone

Julius Bochníček sings Dalibor: O Zdeňku

Julius Bochníček sings Jen jěeté chvilku
In RA Format

Julius Bochníček singsProdana nevesta: Jak možná věřit
In RA Format
I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the picture, and recordings (en jeté chvilku, Prodana nevesta).
Discography

GT, Budapest 1904
6861a Jen jěeté chvilku                                                          72783

Zonophone, Wien 1905
6854b Dalibor: O Zdeňku                                                         X-102617
6255b Yevgyeny Onyegin: Kuda                                                    X-102619
6859b Ach neni tu neni
6857b Prodana Nevesta: Utiš se utiš

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