Old Boris Christoff Autograph on b/w portrait photo of this important opera singer.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
10,5 x 15 cm, good condition.
Boris Christoff (Bulgarian: Борис Кирилов Христов, 914 – ) was a Bulgarian opera singer, widely considered one of the greatest basses of the 20th century.
After several guest appearances and recitals in Austria (where this photo has been signed) in 1944 and 1945, Christoff returned to Italy in December 1945. He made his operatic debut as Colline in La bohème at Reggio Calabria on 12 March 1946. In following years Christoff appeared in a number of roles at Milan's La Scala, Venice's La Fenice, the Rome Opera, Covent Garden in London, the opera theatres in Naples, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, etc.
In 1950 he was invited to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City but was refused entry into the USA as a result of the McCarran Immigration Act, which banned citizens of Eastern bloc countries from entering the country.
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