Boris Christoff, early Photo with autograph and dedication from 1942
4,1 x 6 inches. Very fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Boris Christoff (1914 -1993) was a Bulgarian opera singer, one of the greatest basses of the 20th century.
After several guest appearances and recitals in Austria in 1944 and 1945, Christoff returned to Italy in December 1945. He emerged as a worthy heir to the grand tradition of Slavonic basses as exemplified by Fyodor Stravinsky, Lev Sibiriakov, Vladimir Kastorsky, Feodor Chaliapin, Alexander Kipnis and Mark Reizen, among others. He sang mostly in Verdi and the Russian repertoire, although he also proved to be a refined performer of vocal chamber music.