Bertram, Theodor, German baritone; b. Stuttgart, Feb. 12, 1869; d. (suicide) Bayreuth, Nov. 24, 1907. He studied with his father, the baritone Heinrich Bertram, and made his debut as the Hermit in Der Freischütz in Ulm in 1889. He then sang at the Hamburg Opera (1891) and the Berlin Kroll Opera (1892), and was a member of the Munich Court Opera (1893–99). He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. on Jan. 6, 1900, as the Flying Dutchman, remaining on the roster for a year. He also sang at Covent Garden, London (1900, 1903, 1907), and at Bayreuth (1901–06). He was married to the soprano Fanny Moran-Olden; following her death, he became despondent and hanged himself.
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