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Release Date: 03/23/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 55378  
Composer:  Francesco CilèaRuggero LeoncavalloWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Tito GobbiRoy JessonFreddie PhillipsNicola Monti,   ... 
Conductor:  Umberto BerrettoniAlberto EredeJames RobertsonPhilip Green,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraOrchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There are few better Figaros: Gobbi is ebullient, scheming, vocally brilliant and relishing his every word. He is also the best of all possible Scarpias and his Boccanegra is one of the definitive interpretations of our time.

Gobbi's blackly authoritative but pitiful Michele in Il Tabarro and his genially authoritative Schicchi (the two outer panels of the triptych do match, in an odd sort of way) have seldom been equalled, let alone surpassed.

-- Michael Oliver, Gramophone [6/1993, reviewing EMI 64165]

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...[I]t's still the one version that
Read more you must own if you've been visiting another galaxy this past half-century and for some reason haven't heard it yet. It has the incomparable Callas, fiery yet also touching and vulnerable where necessary, the lusty-lunged Giuseppe di Stefano shouting up a storm, and the best of all possible Scarpias in Tito Gobbi.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com [reviewing Tosca]

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There are few better Figaros: Gobbi is ebullient, scheming, vocally brilliant and relishing his every word. For some reason he doesn’t start his entrance aria off-stage but that hardly matters. In ensembles and duets he is superb.

-- Göran Forsling, MusicWeb International [reviewing Il barbiere di Siviglia, EMI 92041]

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Gobbi's Boccanegra is one of the definitive interpretations of our time and whatever the forthcoming recording from DG brings us—it is based on the La Scala production that so excited musical London a year or so ago—his achievement will be in no way nullified. He portrays unforgettably the Doge's changes of character, so wonderfully delineated by Verdi himself, from rough pirate to commanding ruler to loving father and eventually, after the poisoning, to tragic hero, the sadness and weariness expressed in the final scene reaching classic proportions in tender inflexions. At the time the set was made, about twenty years ago, Gobbi was also at the height of his vocal powers, so that the often high tessitura seems to bother him hardly at all.

-- Gramophone [8/1977, reviewing Simon Boccanegra]

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Tito Gobbi (1913-1984) was given the honorary title “the acting voice” by legendary producer Walter Legge. That it was a deserved sobriquet is evident from every track in this extremely well-filled box. At no point do we encounter singing just to show off a beautiful voice. He had a beautiful voice too, but in that respect he was superseded by other baritones of his generation: his compatriot Ettore Bastianini and Brooklyn-born Robert Merrill. Neither of them was anywhere near Gobbi in acting ability. His closest rival as singing-actor was the recently deceased Giuseppe Taddei. They both had excellent voices in their prime but when they reached their fifties they lost some of the steadiness and especially Taddei developed an irritating vibrato while Gobbi tended to sound pinched at forte above the stave. They both continued to perform and record at advanced ages and their acting ability was never in question. Taddei at 65 sang a marvellous Falstaff for Karajan, Gobbi, at much the same age repeated his Gianni Schicchi and also took part in Leoni’s L’oracolo.
 
On this set we meet the young to middle-aged Gobbi in all his solo recordings and as ‘fillers’ we get more than two hours of extracts from his most famous complete opera recordings. Most of the opera arias on the first two CDs - the 1955 LP excluded - were issued on a Nimbus disc that I reviewed a couple of years ago and I refer readers to that review for closer analysis. Let me just say that rehearing them again just confirmed what a great artist Gobbi was even that early. In 1942 when several of them were set down he was not yet 30. Vivid characterisation and textual acuity are hallmarks and the way he visualizes the arias is a rare thing indeed.
 
This ability spills over also to the popular songs, some of which don’t belong to the most hackneyed. Lightness of touch and simplicity characterize his singing here. There is an obvious risk that when a ‘serious’ opera singer tackles light repertoire he will smash the music into pieces and overpower the simple melody. Not so Gobbi. He treats the songs the way a Lieder singer treats Schubert or Brahms: with light and shade instead of glorious fortissimo. In fact Gobbi is a Lieder singer, also when he takes on Rigoletto’s fool’s hood or bolsters his girth as Falstaff.
 
Towards the end of CD 2, spilling over on CD 3, we move into the LP age with his first recital disc. Several of the arias he recorded on 78rpm appear here again and one can spend hours comparing them. In 1955 he was at the height of his powers, having recently turned forty, the voice still in mint condition and further stage experience has deepened his insight. But even on those early 78s he was the characters. The differences are matters of stressing a word a little more here, of holding back a little more there. Live performances naturally differ from evening to evening when it comes to detail but the basic concept is the same. The Credo from Otello is marginally broader in 1955 but it is unmistakably the same vile Iago, just as frightening. Worlds apart from that character is the snippet from Falstaff, where he reminisces about his youth, so light and charming. Interestingly this half-minute-long excerpt was recorded at roughly the same time when he recorded the opera complete under Karajan.
 
“The Art of Tito Gobbi" was a two-LP set, issued in the mid-1960s and might be seen as a summary of his career so far. Each of the four LP sides was devoted to a separate genre. Five of the seven arias on side 1 were remakes of arias from the 1955 recital, and the remaining two - from L’elisir d’amore and Simon Boccanegra were from operas he had recorded complete a decade earlier. There is a little more strain than before but apart from that it is the old master who performs and possibly he had peered even deeper into the characters. For me these readings have been the definitive Gobbi since the early 1970s when I bought the box. Only later did I acquire his earlier versions and then I noted that in fact there was more freshness of tone but not of interpretation. Every time I listen to them, even today, I automatically visualize very vividly the role portraits of Gobbi from the booklet illustrations, aural and visual impressions working together.
 
Side 2 with Arie Antiche was interesting - I still think it is - with a continuo group accompanying Gobbi in 17 th and 18 th century songs and arias, several from, in their time, very famous operas. The continuo group may not be as authentic as later specialist musicians’ efforts and Gobbi may not be the first name to imagine for baroque repertoire but his professionalism and, most of all, his open-mindedness, make it wholly appealing, not just a strange whim.
 
On side 3, “Italian and Neapolitan Popular Songs”, several of his 78rpm songs appear again, probably these were very close to his heart. Santa Lucia has long been one of my particular favourites. Old friends again pop up on side 4 and the most significant difference from side 3 is that these are accompanied by Gerald Moore on the piano. The Tosti songs, as usual, stand out but it is good to have a couple of songs by Wolf-Ferrari. The last four songs (CD 4 tr. 7-10) were not on the original LPs, simply because there wasn’t room for them. Instead they were issued almost a decade later, in 1973, in “The HMV Treasury” series (HLM 7018) with a dedication from Gobbi himself to “The Venice in Peril Fund”. I can’t resist the temptation to quote Gobbi’s words:
 
Venice, created through the centuries by man with prodigious labour, is a sublime enchantment of art and a paradise handed down as a legacy to modern man. For it to be saved, any contribution is of value, and it is the duty of the whole mankind. A son of this most serene city, I offer this, my token, with true love. 

Gobbi wanted Brogi’s Visione veneziana and Mayr’s La biondina in gondoletta to be included in a disc devoted to his city.
 
The generous extracts from his most famous opera sets are a superb bonus for those who don’t already own the complete recordings. And those hearing these scenes for the first time will almost certainly want to hear them in full. There are riches galore here and will just briefly mention some absolute favourites. Maria Callas was a regular partner, on stage as well as on record and those two created unforgettable musical drama whenever they appeared together. We get a glimpse of their partnership in Lucia di Lammermoor but even more mesmerizing is the long scene from act 1 of Rigoletto (CD 4 tr. 16-17). Don’t miss it! The extract from the Nile scene in Aida is also spellbinding. The greatest Tosca and the greatest Scarpia together is another highlight (CD 5 tr. 8) and in a more light-hearted vein their duet from Il barbiere di Siviglia (CD 5 tr. 12) is hard to beat. But Victoria de los Angeles, Nicola Monti - certainly one of the finest lyric tenors during the 1950s - and Luigi Alva are also worthy partners. And Gobbi in his great solo scenes is a magnificent complement to the separately recorded arias on the previous discs.
 
A lot of this material has been in and out of the catalogues ever since it was first issued and many readers will already be well stocked. On my shelves I found, besides the Nimbus disc, a two-CD set from 2003 “The Very Best of Tito Gobbi” with much the same recordings as here. For as full a portrait of Gobbi as possible the present box is indispensable, however, and it retails at budget price.
 
-- Göran Forsling, MusicWeb International  
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Works on This Recording

1.
L'Arlesiana: Come due tizzi accessi by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897/1937; Italy 
2.
Zazà: Buona Zazà, del mio buon tempo by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
3.
Zazà: Zazà, piccola zingara by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
4.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
5.
Don Carlos: Per me giunto è il dì supremo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
6.
Don Carlos: O Carlo, ascolta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
7.
La Fanciulla del West: Minnie dalla mia casa by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
8.
Musica proibita, Op. 5 by Stanislas Gastaldon
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Italy 
9.
Famme sunn'a cu'tte by Ermenegildo Ruccione
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
10.
Otello: Era la notte by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
11.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
12.
I Pagliacci: Sì può? [Prologue] by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
13.
Torna! by Nicola Valente
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Italy 
14.
Canzoni napoletane (3): no 1, 'A vucchella by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Italy 
15.
Occhi di fata by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Naples, Italy 
16.
Dicitencello vuie by Rodolfo Falvo
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
17.
La forza del destino: Urna fatale del mio destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
18.
Otello: Vanne! la tua meta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1887 
19.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non più andrai farfallone amoroso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Aprite un po' quegl'occhi by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
21.
La Montanara by Luigi Pigarelli
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
22.
The Glass Mountain: Take the Sun by Nino Rota
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
23.
Gondoliera veneziana by Geni Sadero
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Philip Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
24.
Amuri, amuri by Geni Sadero
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Philip Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
25.
La traviata: Di Provenza il mar by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
26.
Rigoletto: Pari siamo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
27.
Macbeth: Pietà, rispetto, amore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
28.
Un ballo in maschera: Eri tu che m'acchiave quell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
29.
Santa Lucia by Teodoro Cottrau
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Armando La Rosa Parodi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
30.
'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Armando La Rosa Parodi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
31.
Canzoni napoletane (3): no 3, Marechiare by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Armando La Rosa Parodi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Italy 
32.
Fenesta che lucive by Traditional
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Armando La Rosa Parodi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Written: Italy 
33.
Nenia d'amore by Dino Olivieri
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
34.
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Excerpt(s) by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
35.
Guillaume Tell: Aria(s) by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Notes: Guglielmo, sol per te...La valanga
Resta immobile  
36.
Otello: Credo in un Dio crudel by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
37.
Nabucco: Dio di Giuda! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
38.
Macbeth: Perfidi! All'anglo...Pietà, rispetto, amore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
39.
Falstaff: Quand' ero paggio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
40.
Andrea Chénier: Nemico della patria by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
41.
Fedora: La donna russa by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
42.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Ecco il monologo by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
43.
I gioielli della Madonna: Aprile bella by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1911 
44.
La Fanciulla del West: Minnie dalla mia casa by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
45.
Guillaume Tell: Sois immobile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
46.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Come Paride by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
47.
Simon Boccanegra: Plebe! Patrizii! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
48.
Otello: Credo in un Dio crudel by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
49.
Falstaff: Quand' ero paggio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
50.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Ecco il monologo by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
51.
Fedora: La donna russa by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
52.
Xerse: Beato chi può by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Performer:  Roy Jesson (Harpsichord), Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
53.
Piango, gemo, sospiro, RV 675 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roy Jesson (Harpsichord), Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
54.
Vittoria, vittoria, mio core by Giacomo Carissimi
Performer:  Roy Jesson (Harpsichord), Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
55.
Vergin, tutto amor by Francesco Durante
Performer:  Roy Jesson (Harpsichord), Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
56.
Caro mio ben by Giuseppe Giordani
Performer:  Roy Jesson (Harpsichord), Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
57.
La molinara: Nel cor più non mi sento by Giovanni Paisiello
Performer:  Roy Jesson (Harpsichord), Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789/1790; Italy 
58.
Tre giorni son che Nina by Traditional
Performer:  Freddie Phillips (Guitar), Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
59.
Il Pompeo: O cessate di piagarmi by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Roy Jesson (Harpsichord), Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683; Rome, Italy 
60.
L'Orfeo: Rosa del ciel by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Roy Jesson (Harpsichord), Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
61.
Fenesta che lucive by Traditional
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Annibale Bizzelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Written: Italy 
62.
Santa Lucia by Teodoro Cottrau
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Annibale Bizzelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
63.
Silenzio cantatore by Gaetano Lama
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Annibale Bizzelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1922; Italy 
64.
La Montanara by Luigi Pigarelli
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Annibale Bizzelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
65.
Piscatore 'e Pusilleco by Ernesto Tagliaferri
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Annibale Bizzelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Italy 
66.
O mia bella Madonnina by Giovanni D'anzi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Annibale Bizzelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
67.
Mattinata fiorentina by Giovanni D'anzi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Annibale Bizzelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
68.
Gondoliera veneziana by Geni Sadero
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Annibale Bizzelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
69.
Amuri, amuri by Geni Sadero
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Annibale Bizzelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
70.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Excerpt(s) by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Notes: Cruda, funesta smania
La pietade in suo favore
Che fia?...Se tradirmi tu potrai  
71.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Venti scudi! by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Nicola Monti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
72.
Rigoletto: Excerpt(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renato Ercolani (Tenor), William Dickie (Baritone), Luisa Mandelli (Soprano),
Maria Callas (Soprano), Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Giuse Gerbino (Soprano),
Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Carlo Forti (Bass), Nicola Zaccaria (Bass)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Notes: Pari siamo
Figlia! Mia padre!
Ah, veglia, o donna
Povero Rigoletto.....Cortigiani, vil raza dannata
Della vendetta alfin giunge l’instante!....Lassù in cielo  
73.
Simon Boccanegra: Figlia! a tal nome io palpito by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
74.
Aida: Ciel! mio padre! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Written: 1871 
75.
Don Carlos: Excerpt(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Plinio Clabassi (Bass), Mario Filippeschi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Notes: Questo arcano...Dio, che nell’alma infondere
Per me giunto è il dì supremo
O Carlo, ascolta  
76.
Tosca: Excerpt(s) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Maria Callas (Soprano), Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor),
Dario Caselli (Bass)
Conductor:  Victor de Sabata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Notes: Tre sbirri, una carozza
Tosca è un buon falco!
La povera mia cena fu interrota  
77.
Il Tabarro: Nulla, silenzio by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Vincenzo Bellezza
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
78.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Excerpt(s) by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Luigi Alva (Tenor), Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alceo Galliera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Notes: La ran la le ra... Largo al factotum
All’idea di quel metallo
Dunque io son  
79.
I Pagliacci: Sì può? [Prologue] by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
80.
Gianni Schicchi: Excerpt(s) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano), Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Carlo Del Monte (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
81.
Falstaff: L'onore! Ladri! "Ford's Monologue" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
82.
Musica proibita, Op. 5 by Stanislas Gastaldon
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Italy 
83.
Nebbie by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Italy 
84.
Canzoniere (44), Op. 17: no 10, Se gli alberi potessin... by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1936; Italy 
85.
Romanze (3): no 2, Malia by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; London, England 
86.
Donna, vorrei morir by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879 
87.
Canzoni napoletane (3): no 1, 'A vucchella by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Italy 
88.
Romanze (2): no 1, Ideale by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1882 
89.
I gioielli della Madonna: Serenata by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1911 
90.
Commiato by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
91.
Visione veneziana by Renato Brogi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
92.
Serenata by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Italy 
93.
Occhi di fata by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Naples, Italy 
94.
Biondina in gondoletta by Mayer
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)

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