Franz Pacal

Picture of Frantisek Pacal as Turiddu
Frantisek Pacal as Turiddu

Picture of Frantisek Pacal as Vasco
Frantisek Pacal as Vasco

Franz Pacal sings Rusalka: Ustaňte v lovu
In RA Format
Franz Pacal sings Kdoz by te marenko nemiloval
In RA Format

Biographical Notes

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.
I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the biographical notes, pictures and recordings.

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