There's an obituary notice in today's New York Times for Russell Christopher. He did many of the character roles at the Met. I don't have everything digitalized, but had this one delicious image from October 1976, GIANNI SCHICHI. From left to right, Russell Christopher as Betto, Shirley Love as Ciesca, Italo Tajo as Simone, behind him Ron Boucher as Marco, Fedora Barbieri as Zita, above Neil Shicoff as Rinuccio, in front Charlie Anthony as Gherardo, Betsy Nordon as Nella. This was one fun cast.