- Péter P. Várnai
(b Krumau [now Český Krumlov], May 18, 1875; d Budapest, April 22, 1925). Hungarian tenor. He sang bass in the Folk Theatre chorus, later taking solo parts at Temesvár (now Timişoara, Romania) as a baritone and returning to the Folk Theatre in 1907 as Don José. The heroic power and beauty of his voice, which compensated for dramatic deficiencies, assured his success, principally in Verdi and Puccini. From ...