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.

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Tito Gobbi's roles at Lyric

Main photo: Tito Gobbi as Simon Boccanegra. Photo by David H. Fishman.
Audio photo: Tito Gobbi as Tonio in Pagliacci. Photo by Nancy Sorensen.