Born: 20 October 1865
Died: 9 August 1939 in Vienna
Franz Naval was a German tenor born in 1865.
After studying in Vienna, he made his debut in Frankfurt, in 1888 as a Lionel in Frodo’s opera Martha. Berlin and Vienna became his main centers, but he sang both in Paris, and at the Metropolitan Opera during the 1903/1904 season.
He died in Vienna in 1939. He recorded for G&T and Berliner in 1901. Then again for G&T in 1902 and in 1905, and in a series for Odeon from 1906 to 1908.
Here he is for Odeon in George Brown’s Aria from the rare La Dam Blanche