Bust-length role portrait photograph inscribed and signed in dark blue ink. Giuseppe TADDEI.

Bust-length role portrait photograph inscribed and signed in dark blue ink.

148 x 102 mm.

Italian baritone Giuseppe Taddei made his début in Rome in 1936 as the Herald in Lohengrin. 'He sang regularly in Rome... until he was conscripted into the army in 1942. Engaged in 1946 for two seasons at the Vienna Staatsoper, he scored particular successes in Verdi roles. In 1947 he sang Scarpia and Rigoletto at the Cambridge Theatre, London, and in 1948 Mozart’s Figaro at the Salzburg Festival. At La Scala (1948–61) his roles included Pizarro, Malatesta, the four villains in Les contes d’Hoffmann... Elsewhere in Italy he sang (in Italian) Hans Sachs, Gunther, Wolfram and the Dutchman. Later he specialized in Mozart, singing Papageno, Figaro and Leporello. He appeared at Covent Garden between 1960 and 1967 as Macbeth, Rigoletto, Iago and Scarpia and also sang in San Francisco, Chicago and at the Bregenz Festival (1968, 1969, 1971) as Falstaff, Dulcamara and Sulpice (La fille du régiment). Taddei had a warm, subtly coloured voice and intelligently inflected diction, and was successful in both comic and dramatic roles." Harold Rosenthal and Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Taddei made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera at the age of 69, in the role of Falstaff. Item #24002

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