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Blachut, Beno

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Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1985 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: Czech
Categories: Singer

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1913 - He was born on the 14th of June in Ostrava-VItkovicehe.

1935 - He studied with Luis Kadeøábek.

1939 - Blachut made his debut with the Olomouc Opera as Jeník in Smetana's The Bartered Bride. At Olomouc, he prepared 18 parts, mostly lyric roles, under the supervision of theater director Karel Nedbal.

1945 - He sang in Smetana's Dalibor, he was recognized as Czechoslovakia's leading tenor, and his repertory had grown to encompass nearly all of the principal tenor roles in the Czech repertory.

         - He also made a specialty of Janácek's The Diary of One Who Disappeared; his famous recording served as an introduction to this work for countless collectors.

1985 - He died on the 10th of January in Prague.

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