Marcel Prawy, photo
Prawy, Marcel, b. Vienna, Dec. 29, 1911, music writer and journalist, studied law. From 1955 dramatic advisor at the Vienna Volksoper, where he introduced the musical in Europe ("Kiss me, Kate", 1956, German version by Marcel Prawy); from 1972 head dramaturge of the Vienna State Opera. From 1976-1982 professor at the Vienna Musikhochschule*; lecturer for theatrical sciences at the University of Vienna, guest lecturer at numerous American and Japanese universities. Well-known as an opera expert from numerous TV and radio programmes; friend of numerous famous singers and musicians (e.g. L. Bernstein). Honorary member of the Vienna State Opera.
Works: Die Wr. Oper, 1969; Die Wr. Operette, 1970; Johann Strauß, 1975 and 1991; "Nun sei bedankt ...". Mein Richard-Wagner-Buch, 1982; M. P. erzählt aus seinem Leben, 1996.