Tito Gobbi, Master-Singer—a Centenary Celebration, Sunday at 5:00 PM
It’s been 40 years since he sang; 30 since he passed away, but there’s something compelling about Tito Gobbi. He has hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube, and continues to be one of the most influential baritones of today’s singers. Many say it was his ability to continually shape and color a role, finding different avenues from one performance to the next. Others say he raised the bar for acting in opera, showing equal commitment to both theater and music.
WFMT joined with Radio New Zealand Concert to produce a two hour special on the life of Tito Gobbi, who would turn 100 this month. One of his biggest admirers Thomas Hampson hosts this profile, with comments from Gobbi himself, his daughter Cecilia, Ruggero Raimondi, Renata Scotto, James Conlon and others.