Maria Callas & Tito Gobbi (3)

Archives to celebrate those two operatic legends celebrates those two operatic legends, gathering on this web page three programmes featuring some of the most exceptional archive material Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi left behind them.

Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi had two very different destinies. They met on stage for the first time on December 1958 at the Palais Garnier in Paris, for a rendition of the second act of Tosca, in which La Callas sang the title role and Gobbi played the part of Scarpia. Both of them were incredibly prepared for this opera, since Callas was singing the title role since she was 19, and Gobbi sang it about 900 times in his whole career. In 1956, Tito Gobbi made his debuts at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and met great success singing the role of the despotic baron. Fortunately, their performance in Paris was recorded and the archive is now available on

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