Gianni Raimondi private photo from 1975, signed by Raimondi in Wien.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
5 x 3,5 inches, fine condition.
Gianni Raimondi (1923 - 2008) was an Italian lyric tenor, particularly associated with the Italian repertory.
In 1957 Raimondi made his debut at the Vienna State Opera where he continued to perform until 1977. There he sang Alfredo (La traviata), the Duke (Rigoletto), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), and Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera).
In 1963 he was Rodolfo to Mirella Freni's Mimí in Franco Zeffirelli's legendary production of La bohème, with Herbert von Karajan conducting.
His American debut was at the San Francisco Opera in 1957; he also appeared at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, in 1959. He made his Metropolitan Opera début on September 29, 1965, as Rodolfo in La bohème, opposite another débutante, Mirella Freni.
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