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Tito Gobbi (1913–1984)

Tito Gobbi was one of the greatest Italian baritones of the 20th century. His most memorable roles were Scarpia (in Puccini's Tosca) and Verdi's Falstaff, among dozens of Italian operas that he recorded. He was also one of the best actors among opera singers, a talent which enabled him to both act in a dramatic role and sing in the 1949 movie 'The... See full bio »


(age 70) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Wall Street Soundtrack
Forbidden Music Paolo Marini, detto Paolo Folchi
Elixir of Love Belcore
Love of a Clown - Pagliacci Tonio, the hunchback / Silvio, the handsome villager


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 1966 Verdi: Otello (TV Movie)
 1959 Otello (TV Movie)
 1956 Rigoletto e la sua tragedia
Rigoletto (singing voice)
 1955 Barber of Seville
 1954 Pagliacci (TV Movie)
 1954 House of Ricordi
 1953 Canzoni a due voci
Baritono Tito Robbi
 1953 Fatal Desire
Alfio (singing voice)
 1953 The Life and Music of Giuseppe Verdi
Singer - baritone
 1952 The Firebird
Mario Vanni
 1950 La forza del destino
Don Carlos
 1949 The Glass Mountain
Tito (segment 'Antonio' in opera)
 1948 Love of a Clown - Pagliacci
Tonio, the hunchback / Silvio, the handsome villager
 1948 First Opera Film Festival
William Tell
 1947 The Lost One
Georg Germont (singing voice)
 1947 Les beaux jours du roi Murat
Le prince Castelli
 1947 Barber of Seville
 1947 Elixir of Love
 1946 Rigoletto
 1946 O sole mio
Giovanni, il cantante
 1945 07... Tassì
L'autista di tassi
 1942 Forbidden Music
Paolo Marini, detto Paolo Folchi
 1937/II Condottieri
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He sang the roles of Scarpia in "Tosca", and Rigoletto in "Rigoletto", in what are still considered the definitive complete recordings of both these operas. Both recordings, made in the early 1950s by EMI/Angel and still in print, also starred Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano.

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Matilde de Rensis  (his death)  (1 child)

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