Tito Gobbi


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Gobbi, Tito

 

Born Oct. 24, 1913, in Bassano del Grappa. Italian baritone singer.

Gobbi won first prize at the International Vocalists’ Competition in Vienna in 1936. In Rome he appeared for the first time on the opera stage in 1938, after which he sang in other Italian cities. Since 1942 he has been a soloist at La Scala in Milan, and since 1947 he has toured many countries in the world. One of the outstanding and most popular of contemporary singers, Gobbi is known for his high level of vocal craftsmanship, melodiousness, and artistic versatility. Particularly dear to him are these roles in G. Verdi’s operas: Rigoletto, Germont, Amonasro, lago, Falstaff, Simon Boccanegra, and Renato (from Rigoletto, La Traviata, Aida, Otello, Falstaff, Simon Boccanegra, and Un Bailo in Maschera). Gobbi has appeared in many musical films.

REFERENCES

Lauri-Volpi, G. Voci parallele. Milan, 1955.
Davidson, G. A Treasury of Opera Biography. New York, 1955. Pages 121-23.
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En muchas de estas operas aparece tambien el afamado baritono Tito Gobbi.
And his backing band - in every sense - included long-time pals such as Tito Gobbi, Maria Callas and our own Eva Turner.
So far as celebrity artists are concerned,do Mr & Mrs Mason not remember the 1950s when we heard Menuhin,Boris Christoff and Tito Gobbi to name but three.
The program then goes on through 18 more favorites, including Verdi's "La Donna e mobile" with Nicolai Gedda, Rossini's "Largo al factotum" with Tito Gobbi, Bizet's "Habanera" with Maria Callas, Leoncavallo's "Vesti la giubba" with Franco Corelli, and everything else you've ever heard of, with a break in the middle for Mascagni's Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana.
With clients like Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi, Sandor was experienced in dealing with stars.
Carlo Maria Giulini conducts an exciting performance with a dream-team cast that includes Boris Christoff as Filippo II, Tito Gobbi as Rodrigo, Fedora Barbieri as Eboli, Michael Langdon as the Grand Inquisitor and Gre Brouwenstijn as Elisabetta.
Por cuanto hablamos de un artista cuya vena creativa se ha extendido con similares talento y fortuna a las areas de la composicion, la docencia, la escritura literaria y la plastica, el maestro Banuelas ha dignificado y enriquecido la gloriosa nomina de los Titta Ruffo, los Ettore Bastianini, los Leonard Warren, los Tito Gobbi, los Giuseppe Taddei, los Robert Merril, los Rolando Panerai, los Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, los Piero Cappuccilli, los Hermann Prey, entre otras grandes baritonos de la historia.
Gundula Janowitz, Rita Streich, Elisabeth Grummet", sopranos; Isabel Strauss, mezzo soprano; Wolfgang Windgassen, tenor; Tito Gobbi, Ernest Blanc, baritones; Boris Christoff, Gottlob Frick, basses.
This Jonathan Kent production first opened in 2006 as the Royal Opera's replacement for Franco Zeffirelli's legendary 1964 production for Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi.
Initial offerings include Verdi's Don Carlo with Boris Christoff, Jon Vickers and Tito Gobbi, Carlo Maria Giulini conducting' Puccini's Tosca conducted by a youthful Alexander Gibson, and with Zinka Milanov and Franco Corelli heading the cast' and Strauss' Elektra conducted by the legendary Rudolf Kempe.
Recuerdo La Boheme con Gianni Schicchi donde el director escenico era Tito Gobbi.