|Giacomo Maria Puccini||Gianni Schicci (Excerpts),
|Giuseppe Verdi||Rigoletto (Excerpts).|
|Gianni Schicci (Excerpts).||
Tito Gobbi (Gianni Schicchi), Elizabeth Robson (Lauretta), Elizabeth Bainbridge (Zita), John Serge (Rinuccio), Robert Bowman (Gherardo).
The New Symphony Orchestra, Edward Downes.
Tito Gobbi (Scarpia), Marie Collier (Floria Tosca), Eric Garrrett (Sagrestano), Neil Howlett (Sciarrone), Robert Bowman (Spoletta).
The Bowles Bevan Singers.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Downes.
Tito Gobbi (Rigoletto), Renata Scotto (Gilda), Denis Wicks (Sparafucile), Neil Howlett (Marullo), David Read (Il Conte Di Ceprano).
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Edward Downes.
The extracts from these three operas were filmed by the BBC at the height of Tito Gobbi’s operatic career, at a time when he was in demand internationally and in particular at Covent Garden. This DVD is released to coincide with the 100th anniversary of his birth in October 2013.