GIULIO GARI SIGNED PHOTO, "Giulio Gari, as 'Lt. Pinkerton'", 8 x 10, sepia, original J. Abresch photo, of operatic tenor in costume, in his debut role, as Lt. Pinkerton, in Puccini's Madam Butterfly, at the Metropolitan Opera. Minor surface damage upper right corner and right margin, a few light scratches almost unnoticeable, otherwise in fine condition.
Giulio Gari (1909-1994) was a internationally known tenor who debuted with the Metropolitan Opera in 1953 singing the role of Lt. Pinkerton to the Butterfly of the renowned Licia Albanese, and continued there until his retirement in 1961. He then maintained a private voice studio in Manhattan and taught voice at various universities.