Serafin, Tullio. (1878-1968)
Original Piccagliani Photograph
Later reprint of an original Piccagliani photograph of the Italian conductor, the first important musical mentor to Maria Callas. La Scala label crediting Piccagliani on the verso. In very fine condition. 7 x 9.5 inches (17.7 x 24 cm).
One of the greatest Italian conductors of the 20th century, Serafin was closely associated with both Callas and Sutherland. According to Opera Grove, without him "the postwar revival of interest in the Italian Ottocento opera and the bel canto style would have been impossible. In Gobbi's opinion he was an 'infallible judge of voice and character and an invaluable guide to young singers.'"