Tenor Gianni Raimondi, hand signed b/w photograph by Erio Piccagliani for Tetro alla Scala, Milono. It depicts Raimondi as Pinkerton.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The autograph is from ca. 1975. Size: 5 x 7 inches, fine condition.
Raimondi debuted at La Scala in 1956 for the much celebrated La Traviata with Maria Callas, conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini. In 1957 he met Callas again at La Scala for Donizetti's "Anna Bolena." He was particularly successful in the Rossini operas "Mosè in Egitto" (1958) and "Semiramide" (1962), apart from his Rodolfo in La Boheme during the 1962/63 season, under von Karajan, where he replaced a Giuseppe di Stefano in vocal conflict.
1957 he made his American debut in San Francisco, where he sang one season, the year in which he also received his first successes in Wien. He went on tour with La Boheme (dir. Franco Zefirelli) to Moscow, Monaco and Bavaria in 1964, repeated in 1966, 1967, 1969 and 1971.
He worked with Herbert von Karajan for the La Boheme film directed by Franco Zefirelli in 1965, made his debut at the Met, as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor and was again successful in the 1968/69 season at La Scala under the baton of Claudio Abbado.
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