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Ettore Parmeggiani (Tenor) (Rimini 1885 – Milan 1960)





He studied singing at the Liceo Rossini in Pesaro and with Mandolini in Milan. He made his debut in 1922 at the Teatro Carcano, Milan as Enzo in ‘’La Gioconda’’. In 1924 he appeared at the Teatro San Carlo, Naples in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’, ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ and ‘’Fedra’’. In 1928 he made his debut at La Scala in ‘’Franco Cacciatore’’. The same year Parmeggiani sang at the Teatro Regio, Parma with big success the role of Lohengrin in Wagner’s opera of the same name. Till 1938 he regularly appeared at La Scala. There he sang in the premieres of the operas ‘’Nerone’’ of Mascagni (16. 1. 1935) and ‘’Lucrezia’’ of Respighi (24. 2. 1937) and Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘’Sadko’’ (1938). On 8. 2. 1936 he performed at the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa in the premiere of the opera ‘’Giulio Cesare’’ of Gian Francesco Malipiero. In 1937 Parmeggiani appeared at the Teatro Costanzi, Rome as Dimitri in ‘’Boris Godunov’’. During the Second World War he lost his house. In 1948 he retired from the stage and then worked at La Scala's claque.

Chronology of some appearances

1922 Milan Teatro Carcano La Gioconda (Enzo)
1924 Naples Teatro San Carlo Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1928 Parma Teatro Regio Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
1938 Milan  La Scala  Sado (Indian guest)



Lohengrin:  Da voi lontan Columbia D 6119 WB 2706
Lohengrin:  Merce, merce Columbia D 5837 WB 1942
Lohengrin:  Deh non t'incantan Columbia D 6119 B 2706
Lohengrin: Cessaro i canti...O ciel quai detti  with Maria Zamboni GQX 10271, GQX 10271, BX 600, BX 602
Iris:  Apri la tua finestra  Columbia  D 5836 B 1913
La  Traviata: Dei miei bollenti spiriti  Columbia D 5836 B 1913
La Traviata: Brindisi with Assunta Gargiulo  Columbia D 5612 B 1250
La Traviata: Prendi, quest'e l'immagine  with Assunta Gargiulo, Gino Vanelli Columbia D  5612 B 1251
Fedora: Amor ti vieta Columbia  D11559 B2695




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