V2588. TITO GOBBI: Musica Proibita (Gastaldon); Arias from Don Giovanni, Barbiere, Otello, Ballo, Falstaff, Macbeth, Rigoletto, Don Carlos, Nabucco, Forza, La Traviata, Zaza, Tosca & Pagliacci. (France) Malibran AMR 173, recorded 1942-56.
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"Gobbi was an excellent actor, had a high degree of musicianship and intelligence, had a flexible, rich, but not large baritone voice, and was at home in a wide variety of parts. He also appeared in 26 movies. He was the brother-in-law of another eminent singer, Boris Christoff. Gobbi retired from the operatic stage in 1979. He published an autobiography (TITO GOBBI: MY LIFE, 1979) and TITO GOBBI AND HIS WORLD OF ITALIAN OPERA (1984). He left a significant legacy of recorded performances, mainly made in the 1950s and 1960s.”
- Joseph Stevenson, allmusic.com