Josef Vojta as Steva
In RA Format
Josef Vojta was born on the 12th. of August 1908 in Brno, studied singing there. Vojta
made his debut at the German Opera in Brno (1927-1935), then sang at
the National Opera in Brno (1935-37). During this period, he sang the
basic dramatic repertory: Otello, Walter, Sergej (Katerina
Izmailova). From 1937, Vojta - then soloist at the Prague National Opera, where
besides the international repertory, sing national music: Dalibor,
Jenik, Lacu, and Tichon. The singer retired in
1959, appearing occasionally on the stage of the Prague Opera up to 1972. He
died in Prague on the 16th of September 1977.
I wish to thank both Vladimir Efimenko for the pictures, recording and notes.