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He was trained as chorist at Turin and then by Pia Rocca and maestro Boglione as soloist. He made his debut in 1919 at the Teatro Torinese in Turin. In the 1929-1930 season he sang with success at La Scala under Arturo Toscanini. In 1931 he guested at the Teatro Massimo in Palermoperforming as Oroveso in ‘’Norma’’ (with Gina Cigna in the title role), Pimen in ‘’Boris Godunov’’ and as Re Marke in ‘’Tristan und Isolde’’. He also made guest appearances at Egypt, melbourne and Barcelona. In the second half of his career he appeared a lot in the Italian broadcasting company EIAR at Rome and Turin. The second world war forced him to remain in his Italian native country, where he and retired from the stage appearing for the last time at the Teatro Verdi at Pisa.
Chronology of some appearances
1919 Torino Teatro Torinese Ballo in maschera (Samuel)
1929-1930 Milano Teatro La Scala Aida (Re), Tannhauser (Langravio)
1931 Palermo Teatro Massimo Norma (Oroveso)
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Fonotipia, Milano 1930-03-20
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Allor che scorre with Vittorio Lois and Massimo Andreoli 172077 XXPh6569
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Troncar i suoi di with Vittorio Lois and Massimo Andreoli 172077 XXPh6570
La Voce del Padrone Orfeo (Monteverdi) Possente spirto with Enrico De Franceschi DB 5377