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Káláman Pataky (Tenor)

Born: November 14, 1896 - Alsolendam Hungary
Died: March 3, 1964 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Hungarian tenor, Káláman Pataky [Koloman von Pataky], studied in Budapest.

In 1922 Káláman Pataky made his operatic debut as the Duke of Mantua at the Budapest Opera, where he subsequently appeared regularly. From 1926 he also sang at the Vienna State Opera. He made guest appearances at the Paris Opera (1928), the Glyndebourne Festival (1936), the Salzburg Festival (1936), and at Milan's La Scala. He also appeared frequently at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. After the Anschluss in Austria in 1938, he sang mainly in Hungary. After World War .II, he settled in the USA.

Káláman Pataky was admIred for his Mozart roles, particularly his Belmonte, Ottavio, and Tamino. He was a fine concert artist. R. Strauss dedicated several of his Lieder to him.


Source: Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997); OPERAlamance Mailing List (by Walter R. Lonis, November 2004)
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Aryeh Oron (April 2002, November 2004); Manfred Krugmann (Photos 02-06, July 2011)

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