OPERA'S FRANZ MAZURA DIES AT 95

Jan 30, 2020

By Andy Johnson

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An imposing Austrian bass-baritone, who relished playing villains has died.

Franz Mazura didn’t make his first major international appearance until his early 40s.  He went on to perform at New York’s Metropolitan Opera 175 times.  Last April he celebrated his birthday while performing a small role in a Wagner Opera in Berlin.

Franz Mazura was 95.

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