Witt, Joseph von



Opera singer; born in Prague, the son of a government official. Until 1863 he was in Croatia in military service; he then retired. After study with Uffmann in Vienna he appeared first at Gratz, where he met with such success that he was at once engaged to sing in Dresden. Later he assumed leading tenor roles in Schwerin, where he remained as long as he was on the operatic stage. He died in Berlin.