Opera singer Václav Zítek dies aged 79
The Czech opera singer Václav Zítek died on Tuesday at the age of 79, a spokesman for the Czech National Theatre said. Václav Zítek’s refined vocal performance made him an exceptional singer particularly in pieces by Bedřich Smetana. The baritone singer spent 25 years as a soloist in the opera of Prague’s National Theatre. In 2007, he received the prestigious Czech theatrical award, Thalia, for life time achievement.