Prohaska, Jaro(slav) (b Vienna, 1891; d Munich, 1965). Austrian bass-baritone. Member of Vienna Boys’ Choir 1898–1906. Opera début Lübeck 1922. Nuremberg Opera 1925–31, Berlin State Opera 1931–52, Bayreuth Fest. 1933–44. Famous interpreter of Wagnerian roles of Sachs, Wotan, Dutchman, and Amfortas. Salzburg Fest. 1949. Retired 1959. Head of West Berlin Musikhochschule 1947 and dir. of its opera sch. 1952–9. Hermann Prey was among his pupils.
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