Few artists are more closely associated with the operatic Golden Age than Renata Tebaldi, the Italian soprano adored by Met audiences beginning with her 1955 debut as Desdemona in Otello—the role that would also serve as her farewell to the company in 1973. Over the course of those nearly two decades, Tebaldi performed to sold-out audiences night after night, delivering unforgettable portrayals of opera’s most compelling heroines, including Mimì in La Bohème, Leonora in La Forza del Destino, Violetta in La Traviata, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, and the soaring title roles of La Gioconda, Manon Lescaut, and Tosca. In celebration of the great diva’s 100th birthday, enjoy this special playlist, which features memorable highlights from her incomparable Met career.
Jan 27, 2022
1 HRS 45 MIN