[Met Performance] CID:184590

La Traviata
Metropolitan Opera House, Sat, March 26, 1960

Debut : Piero Cappuccilli

La Traviata (440)
Giuseppe Verdi | Francesco Maria Piave
Licia Albanese

Barry Morell

Piero Cappuccilli [Debut] [Debut and only performance]

Helen Vanni

Charles Anthony

Baron Douphol
Calvin Marsh

Marquis D'Obigny
George Cehanovsky

Dr. Grenvil
Louis Sgarro

Teresa Stratas

Lou Marcella

John Trehy

Fausto Cleva

Review 1:

Review or Wriston Locklair in Musical America
The season's eighth performance of this ever-popular Verdi work featured the Metropolitan debut of Piero Cappuccilli as Germont, père. Mr. Cappuccilli is a native of Trieste and has been heard in opera there as well as in Milan, Venice and Palermo, among other cities. His is a baritone voice of good quality which he projected very well. It is not a particularly exciting voice, and did not, on this occasion, reveal a great deal of color. Mr. Cappucilli's characterization of Alfredo’s father was on the stern side, as is appropriate, and there was little variation in the portrayal, even as Violetta's death approached. The audience was vocal in its approval of the baritone's "Di Provenza."

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