TITO GOBBI - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK 1955 - HFSID 155247
Sale Price $180.00
Printed 4x6 b/w printed bust photo of baritone Tito Gobbi in a suit and tie, signed in 1955 in black ink
Printed photograph signed "Tito Gobbi/1955" in black ink. B/w, 4x6, printed on cardstock. Captioned: "Tito Gobbi". Best known for his interpretations of Verdi and Puccini (especially Scarpa in Puccini's Tosca), respected Italian baritone Gobbi (1915-1984) was an excellent actor with an intelligent and flexible singing voice... not to mention a huge repertory of over 100 roles, including roles from relatively obscure composers like Lualdi, Napoli and Ghedini. Gobbi debuted in 1935 as Count Rodolfo in Bellini's La Sonnambula, but didn't find fame until 1942, when he performed the title role in the first Italian performance of Wozzeck. His career exploded in the post war years, with appearances in Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Stockholm and San Francisco, among others. Gobbi also appeared in over 20 movies between 1937 and 1955, mostly in film adaptations of operas. He retired in 1979. Lightly toned and soiled. Signature has low contrast but is legible. Paper loss in top right corner. Otherwise in fine condition.
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