For 30 years of the last century, Ettore Parmeggiani was one of few Italian singers, who sang well Wagner's operas. Ettore Parmeggiani was born on August 15, 1895 at Rimini. He studied singing with Mandolini at Milan. In 1921 he made his debut at the Teatro Dal Verme of Milan in ''Tosca''. In 1923, he made a successful debut at Amsterdam, and from 1927 he sang at La Scala. His best roles were in Wagner's operas: Siegmund, Lohengrin, and Parsifal. Ettore Parmeggiani took part with success in many european premieres: "Neron" Mascagni (1935), "Lucrezia" Respighi, "Giulio Cesaro" Malipiero (1936), and "Sadko" Rimski-Korsakov (1938). At La Scala, Ettore Parmeggiani sang until 1937, then sang in many Italian and european cities. During 1932-35, he sang in Verona. He toured with success England and Holland. He retired in 1948 and was engaged in the Scala's claque of whom he was the leader for many years. He has a large and eclectic repertory. He recorded in 1930 for Columbia. Ettore Parmeggiani died on January 28th 1960 in Milan.
Chronology of some appearances
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