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Tito Gobbi and Maria Callas sing Puccini's Tosca

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

Tito Gobbi and Maria Callas sing Puccini's Tosca Orchestra and choirs of the Opéra de Paris, Georges Sébastian (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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Program

  • Giuseppe Verdi, Falstaff
    • "Ehi! Taverniere!"
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Otello
    • I: "Una vela! Una vela!"
  • Anonymous, Nina (Venetian folksong)
  • Giacomo Puccini, Gianni Schicchi
    • "La vedete Firenze?" (Finale)
  • Giacomo Puccini, Tosca
    • "Va, Tosca"
    • Second Act

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Philippe Truffault
  • Production date: 2001
  • Recording date: 1958
  • Duration: 50 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience / IMG Artists / BBC
  • Available version(s): EN

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Casting

  • London Symphony Chorus
  • Chœurs du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris
  • Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris
  • Georges Sébastian | Conductor
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