Born: 9 April 1898
Died: 26 January 1974
However, Julius Patzak was destined for a different career. Although he allegedly never took voice lessons, his gift for singing distinguished him during an amateur concert of the Viennese Schubert Society.
Julius Patzak's first wife, Hedwig, died soon after his move to Munich. In 1931 he married Maria Walter, grandaughter of the famous operatic singer Gustav Walter. The couple had one daughter.
Julius Patzak was noted for his roles in Mozart’s operas, especially for his interpretations of Mozart's Tamino and Belmonte, but he became best known for his compelling portrayals of Beethoven’s Florestan and Pfitzner’s Palestrina. He had a repertoire of some 70 roles which ranged from Singspiel and operetta through the lighter Wagner roles and Richard Strauss to Verdi, Puccini and Mussorgsky. He was in great demand as a soloist in oratorios and as a lieder singer.
Julius Patzak was a teacher at the Vienna Academy of Music and the Salzburg Mozarteum. He retired from stage in 1966.
|a15-10||Patzak||In my Gondola||N/Venice||1930||5.07|
|a15-12||Paztak||Fernando's Aria||C/Fan Tutte||1931||4.12|
|a15-14||Patzak||O Dolce Incanto||Manon||1929||3.20|