Tito Gobbi and Maria Callas sing Puccini's Tosca

Orchestra and choirs of the Opéra de Paris, Georges Sébastian (conductor)

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Tito Gobbi
London Symphony Chorus
Chœurs du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris
Georges Sébastian — Conductor
Charles Mackerras — Conductor

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When a Tito Gobbi, a prodigious actor and colossal singer, meets a Maria Callas…

Capable of portraying the debonair Falstaff in the opera of the same name by Verdi as well as the cruel Scarpia (Tosca by Puccini), Tito Gobbi is fortunately unable to disguise a voice that made him the most famous baritone of the sixties. We are able to judge for ourselves with this portrait the BBC made of him in 1958.

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Directed by:
Philippe Truffault
Production date: 2001
Recording date: 1958
Duration: 50 min
Production: © Idéale Audience / IMG Artists / BBC
Resolution: SD