Tito Gobbi

Legends of Lyric Baritone

Tito Gobbi
Legends of Lyric

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Tito Gobbi

The Italian baritone Tito Gobbi (1913-1984) was an astoundingly versatile artist, with well over 100 roles in his repertoire. Among American companies, he was most closely associated with Lyric, where he sang 21 roles and for years was unofficially known as the “godfather” of the company. His devotion to Lyric was total, and his audiences here adored him. Triumphant in literally every major opera house internationally, he was also a stage director, a coach, and an inspiration to singers everywhere. 

Listen to George Preston’s Tribute to Tito Gobbi:




Tito Gobbi's Roles at Lyric



1954



Figaro 

Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini
Nov. 6, 10

Giorgio Germont 
La traviata
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 8, 12

Baron Scarpia 
Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 18, 20


1955



Amonasro 
Aida
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 1, 4

Marcello
La bohème
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 7, 9

Rigoletto 
Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 12, 25

Michele 
Il tabarro
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 16, 19

Renato 
Un ballo in maschera
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 29, Dec. 3


1956



Jack Rance
La fanciulla del West
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 10, 13

Carlo Gérard
Andrea Chénier
Umberto Giordano
Oct. 16, 19

Baron Scarpia
Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 30, Nov. 2, 5


1957


Iago 
Otello
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 11, 14, 18

Tonio 
I pagliacci
Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Oct. 23, 26

Carlo Gérard 

Andrea Chénier
Umberto Giordano
Oct. 30, Nov. 2

Count Almaviva 
Le nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nov. 8, 11

Michonnet
Adriana Lecouvreur
Francesco Cilea
Nov. 13, 16

Baron Scarpia

Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 20, 29

Rodrigo 
Don Carlo
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 22, 25, 30


1958



Sir John Falstaff
Falstaff
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 10, 17

Gianni Schicchi
Gianni Schicchi
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 25, 31, Nov. 3

Tonio 
I pagliacci
Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Oct. 25, 31, Nov. 3

Figaro 
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioacchino Rossini
Nov. 12, 21

Rigoletto 
Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 15

Amonasro 
Aida
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 24, 26, 29


1959



Simon Boccanegra
Simon Boccanegra
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 23, 26, 29 

Renato 
Un ballo in maschera
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 4, 7


1960



Rodrigo
Don Carlo
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 14, 21, 24

Baron Scarpia 
Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 11, 14, 19

De Siriex 
Fedora
Umberto Giordano
Nov. 23, 25

Simon Boccanegra 
Simon Boccanegra
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 30; Dec. 3


1962



Baron Scarpia 
Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 26, 29; Nov. 3

Count Almaviva 
Le nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nov. 7, 9, 12 


1963



Nabucco 
Nabucco
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 4, 7, 11, 19

Iago 

Otello
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 2, 4, 8, 13


1964



Rodrigo 
Don Carlo
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 28, 30; Nov. 2, 7

Baron Scarpia 
Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 27, 30; Dec. 2, 5


1965



Simon Boccanegra 
Stage Director 
Simon Boccanegra
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 11, 15, 20, 23


1966



Iago
Stage Director
Otello
Oct. 10, 14, 19, 22


1968



Sir John Falstaff 
Stage Director 
Falstaff
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 21, 26, 30; Nov. 1, 4, 8


1969



Don Giovanni
Stage Director  

Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nov. 12, 18 (student matinee), 21, 24, 29; Dec. 3, 6

Stage Director 
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioacchino Rossini
Nov. 28; Dec. 5, 8, 10, 13


1970



Gianni Schicchi
Stage Director 

Gianni Schicchi
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 27; Dec. 2, 4, 7, 10, 12


1971



Baron Scarpia 
Stage Director 

Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 13, 16, 18, 22, 26 (student matinee), 30

Stage Director 
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioacchino Rossini
Nov. 26; Dec. 2 (student matinee), 4, 8, 11, 13, 17


1972



Stage Director 
Un ballo in maschera
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 8, 10, 13, 18; Dec. 1, 4 


1973



Baron Scarpia 
Stage Director 

Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 10, 13, 15 (student matinee), 19, 22, 27


1976



Stage Director 
Un ballo in maschera
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 13, 16, 19, 22, 29; Nov. 1, 4 (matinee)

Stage Director
Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 26, 29; Dec. 6, 8, 11, 14, 17


1977



Speaker 
Maria Callas Tribute
Concert
Nov. 1

Stage Director 
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioacchino Rossini
Nov. 18, 21, 26; Dec. 1 (matinee), 6, 9, 12 (matinee), 14, 17


1979



Stage Director 
Andrea Chénier
Umberto Giordano
Nov. 23, 27, 30; Dec. 3, 8, 12, 15


1982



Stage Director 
Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 29; Nov. 4, 8
Gobbi as Tonio in PAGLIACCI Lyric photo credit Nancy Sorensen
Tito Gobbi as Tonio in Pagliacci. Photo by Nancy Sorensen

 

 

 


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