Norman Giffin

September 24, 1921 Nunn - June 28, 2012 Ocala

Picture of Norman Giffin
with Thomas Tipton
Giffin served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, and afterwards, became an opera singer. As a dramatic tenor in Europe, he performed in many operas, but specialized in Wagnerian works, such as Tannhäuser and Lohengrin.

In the U.S., he performed with The Metropolitan Opera in NYC but only as a comprimario, and was a featured player in the 1966 premier performance of the company at Lincoln Center.
Reference: ocal.com (Star-Banner from July 8 to July 9, 2012).
Reference: Der neue Merker

New York, Metropolitan Opera
Wozzeck on February 19, 1965 as Townsman with William Dooley, Helga Pilarczyk, Gabor Carelli, Kurt Baum, Donald Gramm, Charles Anthony, Janis Martin, Justino Daz, Robert Goodloe, Andrea Velis, William Zakariasen, Gary Finkelstein, Karl Bhm
Wozzeck on February 24, 1965 as Townsman with William Dooley, Brenda Lewis, Paul Franke, Kurt Baum, Donald Gramm, Charles Anthony, Janis Martin, Justino Daz, Calvin Marsh, Andrea Velis, William Zakariasen, Gary Finkelstein, Karl Bhm
Wozzeck on March 2, 1965 as Townsman with William Dooley, Helga Pilarczyk, Paul Franke, Kurt Baum, Donald Gramm, Charles Anthony, Janis Martin, Justino Daz, Robert Goodloe, Andrea Velis, William Zakariasen, Gary Finkelstein, Karl Bhm
Wozzeck on March 10, 1965 as Townsman with William Dooley, Helga Pilarczyk, Paul Franke, Robert Nagy, Lorenzo Alvary, Charles Anthony, Janis Martin, Justino Daz, Robert Goodloe, Andrea Velis, William Zakariasen, Gary Finkelstein, Karl Bhm
Anthony and Cleopatra on September 16/27-October 11-November 5/11/16/21-December 1, 1966 as Demetrius with Justino Daz, Leontyne Price, Jess Thomas, Ezio Flagello, Rosalind Elias, ... , Thomas Schippers
Il Trovatore on March 2, 1971 as messenger with Richard Tucker, Martina Arroyo, Sherrill Milnes, Lili Chookasian, Raymond Michalski, Ivanka Myhal, Charles Anthony, Herman Marcus, Zubin Mehta
Il Trovatore on March 5, 1971 as messenger with James McCracken, Martina Arroyo, Sherrill Milnes, Lili Chookasian, Raymond Michalski, Ivanka Myhal, Charles Anthony, Herman Marcus, Zubin Mehta
Il Trovatore on March 8, 1971 as messenger with Richard Tucker, Lucine Amara, Mario Sereni, Lili Chookasian, Raymond Michalski, Ivanka Myhal, Charles Anthony, Norman Giffin, Herman Marcus, Zubin Mehta
Il Trovatore on March 13, 1971 as messenger with Richard Tucker, Martina Arroyo, Mario Sereni, Shirley Verrett, Raymond Michalski, Ivanka Myhal, Charles Anthony, Norman Giffin, Herman Marcus, Zubin Mehta
Il Trovatore on March 20, 1971 as messenger with Richard Tucker, Lucine Amara, Sherrill Milnes, Shirley Verrett, Raymond Michalski, Ivanka Myhal, Charles Anthony, Norman Giffin, Herman Marcus, Zubin Mehta
Il Trovatore on June 3, 1971 as messenger with Ludovic Spiess, Lucine Amara, Mario Sereni, Irene Dalis, Paul Plishka, Jean Kraft, Charles Anthony, Herman Marcus, Kurt Adler
Il Trovatore on June 10, 1971 as messenger with Ludovic Spiess, Lucine Amara, Mario Sereni, Lili Chookasian, Paul Plishka, Jean Kraft, Charles Anthony, Herman Marcus, Kurt Adler


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