The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: Titta Ruffo

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In this episode, which originally aired in 2004, host George Jellinek explores the artistry of the great Italian baritone Titta Ruffo (1877-1953).


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Leoncavallo: “Pagliacci”: Prologue

Verdi: “Rigoletto”:  Jester’s aria

Leoncavallo: “ZaZa”:  Cascart’s Aria

Thomas: “Hamlet”:    Great Monologue and Drinking song

Rossini:  “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”:  Largo al Factotum

Gounod:  “Faust”:  Dio Possente

Meyerbeer:  “Dinorah”:  Aria

Verdi: “Othello”:  Duet with Enrico Caruso

Verdi: “Rigoletto”: Monologue

Flotow:  “Martha”:  Porter song

Verdi:  “Falstaff”:  L’onore!