The Czech tenor Josef Drvota, originally a chorister at the National Theater in Prague, was later engaged at the Vinohrady
Theatre in Prague, and in Plzeň, where he sang a huge variety of major roles.
He recorded for Gramophone and especially Polyphon (Praha, 1910), the latter were also issued on Arena, Patria, Elite
and other labels.
His repertory included Dalibor, Jeník, Pinkerton, Manrico, Alfredo, Radames, Turiddu...
Drvota fought WWI on the Italian frontline; after the war, he continued his career in Ljubljana.
Picture source: Forgotten Opera Singers