Opera Gallery

 The private photos archive of M° Gastone Sorgi collects photos (some with autograph signature) of famous international opera singers. We have selected some photos of the most well known and representative artists. Each photo includes artist’s credits and, when it was possible the identification, we have included also photographers credits, date of the signature and - for photos in costume – name of character, opera and theatre.

Adelio Zagonara – Italian tenor [photo Stortoni, 1956]. autograph signature. Butterfly, Goro  
Antonietta Stella – Italian soprano (1929-v.) [photo Levi Florence]. autograph signature “… Roma, 1953″  
Afro Poli – Italian bariton (1902-1988) [photo ?]. autograph signature “Macerata 1958″. Tosca, Scarpia  

 

Anita Cerquetti – Italian soprano (1931-v. ) [Vera Fotografia]. autograph signature “…  1957″.   
Attilio D’Orazi – Italian bariton (-) [photo ?]. autograph signature   
Beniamino Gigli – Italian tenor  (1900-1957) [photo ?]  

 Boris Christoff – Bulgarian basso (1914-1993) [Foto ?]. autograph signature 
Carlo Tagliabue – Italian bariton (1898-1978) [photo Troncone, Napoli]. Rigoletto, Rigoletto

  

Caterina Mancini – Italiana soprano (1924-v.) [photo A. Villani & Figli, Bologna]. autograph signature faded
  Elena Rizzieri – Italian soprano (-) [photo ?]. autograph signature   

  

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - German soprano (1915-2006) [Photo Atelier Fayer, Wien]. autograph signature “…1953″  

 

Giuseppe Taddei – Italian bariton (1916-v.) [photo A. Villani & Figli, Bologna]. autograph signature. Falstaff, Falstaff  

 

Fedora Barbieri – Italian soprano (1920-2003) [Foto Reale Roma], “Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Orfeo di Gluck”  

  

Renata Tebaldi – Italian soprano (1922-2004) [photo ?]
    Giulio Neri - Italian basso (1909-1958) [Photo Reale Roma] “Terme di Caracalla Giulio Neri Mosé” 

 

Giulio Neri - Italian basso [photo A. Villani & Figli, Bologna]. autograph signature “…1956″ 

 

 Ramon Vinay – tenor from Cile (1911-1996) [photo ?]. autograph signature

Piero Miranda Ferraro – Italian tenor (1924-2008) [photo Vera Fotografia]. autograph signature 

 

 Magda Oliviero – Italian soprano (1910-v.) [Foto Reale Roma] “Teatro dell’Opera Magda Oliviero in Guerra”. autograph signature

 Giuseppe Di Stefano – Italian tenor (1921-2008) [photo Piccagliani, Milano] “Teatro alla Scala Giuseppe Di Stefano in Rigoletto”. autograph signature “…1956″

  Virginia Zeani - Rumenian soprano (1925-v.) [Foto Reale Roma]. “Teatro dell’Opera Roma Virginia Zeani Elvira in Puritani”. autograph signature
 Giulietta Simeonato – Italian mezzo (1910-v.) [Foto Reale Roma]. autograph signature. On photos’ backsite autograph signatures of other artists

Mario Del Monaco – Italian tenor (1915-1982) [photo ?]. Otello, Otello. autograph signature

Gianni Raimondi - Italian tenor (1923-2008) [photo A. Villani & Figli, Bologna] “Gianni Raimondi Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto”. autograph signature

Paolo Silveri - Italian bariton (1913-2001) [photo ?]. Barbiere di Siviglia, Figaro. autograph signature

Mario Filippeschi – Italian tenor (1907-1979) [photo A. Villani & Figli, Bologna] autograph signature “…1953″

 Ferruccio Tagliavini – Italian tenor (1913-1995) [photo James Abresch, N.Y.C.]. autograph signature faded

Silvano Carroli - Italian bariton (1939-v.) [photo ?]. autograph signature

 

 Gabriella Tucci – Italian soprano (1929-v.) [photo ?] autograph signature on the photo’s back

 Virginia Zeani - Rumenian soprano (1925-v.) [photo Dexter Press N.Y.] “… Violetta in La Traviata”. autograph signature on the photos’ back

 Francesco Albanese – Italian tenor (1912-2005) [photo A. Villani & Figli, Bologna]

Gastone Sorgi – Italian basso (1925-198) [photo Ferrania]. Rigoletto, Sparafucile

Franco Praticò - Italian bariton (1927-2008) [photo ?] – Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Bartolo (sn) and Luciano Arrigoni (Don Basilio)

Maria Caniglia – Italian soprano (1905-1979) [photo ?] autograph signature

Luisa Tetrazzini – Italian soprano (1871-1940) [photo Carlo De Marchi, Milan]. autograph signature “… Roma 1923″

 Fortunato De Angelis – Italian tenor (-) [photo Stramo ?]

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