Franz Pacal was born in 1865 in Leitomoischl. Pacal was a violinist in the
orchestra of the National Theatre in Prague from 1887 to 1892. Then,
after vocal studies with Gustav Walter in Vienna, Pacal sang in choruses
in Cologne, Bremen, Graz and Vienna. In 1897, he sang the small part of
Ruodi in Guillaume Tell in Vienna, and immediately was made a soloist.
Between 1905 and 1913, he sang succesively in Prague, Riga and Posen.
During the Great War, Pacal served as a senior official in the grain
office in Prague. For Vladimir Efimenko, it is surprising that such a fine voice took
so long to come to the fore. He recorded during 1902-1907. His records are quite rare.