Bust-length role portrait photograph of the soprano as Mimì in La Bohème, boldly signed "G Tucci" in red ink
by TUCCI, Gabriella 1929-
Italian soprano Gabriella Tucci "made her début in La forza del destino [in 1951]. She sang throughout Italy (her La Scala début was as Mimì in 1959), and made guest appearances internationally, notably at the Teatro Colón and the Bol shoy Theatre. She made her London début at the Adelphi Theatre as Mimì in December 1959 and first appeared at Covent Garden in the next year, as Aida and Tosca. Her American début, in San Francisco, was as Maddalena (Andrea Chénier) in 1959; the following October, as Butterfly, she began a close association with the Metropolitan which lasted until 1973. Her repertory included most of the standard Italian spinto roles... A poignant actress, she was especially effective in the final acts of Otello, as discs of a performance in Japan corroborate, and La traviata." Martin Bernheimer in Grove Music Online.. From the studio of Louis Melancon, Metropolitan Opera, New York. 184 x 127 mm.Slightly worn. (Inventory #: 24014)
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