Tomš was a civil servant in Bratislava and Pardubice, and sang in amateur choirs. From 1927 to 1929, he studied voice at the Prague conservatory with Egon Fuchs, and in March 1929, he made his debut at the Prague Stavovské divadlo. He spent the 1929/30 season in Ostrava, sining Dalibor, Radames and Parsifal. In November 1929, he was a guest at the Prague National Theater for the first time, and in 1930, he became a member of that theater, where he stayed up to his untimely death. At the National Theater, he sang a mix of main and secondary roles, including Jeník, Prince in Rusalka (Dvořák's Rusalka, of course), both Laca and Števa, Max, Lukáš (Hubička), Rodrigo (Otello), Altoum, Tamino, Belmonte, Babinský (Švanda dudák by Weinberger), Balthasar Zorn, the Marschallin's Major-domo (Rosenkavalier)...
I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the recording.