Maikl, Georg, Austrian tenor; b. Zeli, April 4,1872; d. Vienna, Aug. 22,1951. After vocal training in Vienna, he made his operatic debut as Tamino at the Mannheim National Theater in 1899, singing there until 1904. From 1904 to 1944 he was a principal member of the Vienna Court (later State) Opera, where he was particularly noted for his roles in operas by Mozart and Wagner. He also sang in the premiere there of the rev. version of Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos(1916). As a guest artist, he appeared in Salzburg (1906, 1910,1937). Maikl gave his farewell performance in Pfitzner’s Palestrina in 1950.
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