KURT BAUM SIGNED PHOTO, "Kurt Baum, 1946", 8 x 10, sepia, in costume by Czech-German Metropolitan Opera tenor. A few marginal creases and light soiling along edges, otherwise in fine condition.
Kurt Baum (1908 –1989) was an Austria-Hungary born American operatic tenor. He is best remembered for his 25 seasons spent with the Metropolitan Opera, between 1941 and 1966. He became the Met's minute man and could sing a huge variety of leading tenor roles at a moments notice. He had an interesting background: He attended medical school and was the amateur boxing champion of Czechoslovakia before he was urged by friends to pursue a music career.