Ettore Cesa-Bianchi

April 28 1884 Milano - October 17, 1952

Picture of Ettore Cesa-Bianchi
Picture of Ettore Cesa-Bianchi
Picture of Ettore Cesa-Bianchi
Since 1895, Cesa-Bianchi studied cello at the Conservatory in Milano. There his voice was discovered and he decided to study singing. He moved to Bologna to study with Emilia Corsi.

He made his debut in 1911 as Lohengrin at the Verdi in Pavia. Lohengrin became his best role.

During the season 1912-13, he sang Lohengrin at La Scala. There, he also sang Huon. He was again at La Scala in 1924 to sing Siegmund.

He specialized firstly in Wagner roles. In 1926, he sang Parsifal and Siegmund in Rio de Janeiro.

In 1921 and 1926m he sang at the Comunale in Bologna Tristan.

In 1929, he sang in Roma Florestan.

He made guest appearances in Buenos Aires (Colón), Barcelona (Liceo) and the major Opera Houses in Italy with great success. His repertory included also: Max, Walther, Erik, Samson, Edgardo, Werther, Cavaradossi, Alfredo, Pollione, Giasone, ...

Chronology
1911      
12 Pavia Teatro Fraschini LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
       
1912      
03 Trieste Teatro Verdi LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
12 Milano Teatro La Scala LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
       
1913      
01/02 Milano Teatro La Scala OBERON (Huon)
05/08 Buenos Ayres Teatro Colon LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin) / OBERON (Huon) / MAESTRI CANTORI DI NORIMBERGA (Walter)
11 Bologna Teatro Comunale LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
12 Torino Teatro Regio LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
       
1914      
02 Verona Teatro Filarmonico LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
       
1918      
01 Torino Politeama Chiarella LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Edgardo)
08 Brescia Teatro Sociale WERTHER (Werther)
10 Parma Politeama Reinach LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Edgardo)
12 Verona Teatro Ristori TOSCA (Cavaradossi) / TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
       
1919      
10 Ferrara Teatro Comunale LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
10 Verona Teatro Nuovo LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
       
1920      
01 Madrid Teatro Reale LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
02 Parma Teatro Regio LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
04 Palermo Teatro Massimo LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
       
1921      
11 Bologna Teatro Comunale TRISTANO E ISOTTA (Tristano)
12 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos TRISTANO E ISOTTA (Tristano)
       
1922      
01/02 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin) / PARSIFAL (Parsifal)
10 Milano Teatro Dal Verme LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
       
1924      
02 Torino Teatro Regio WALKIRIA (Siegmund)
11 Milano Teatro La Scala WALKIRIA (Siegmund)
12 Torino Teatro Regio NORMA (Pollione)
       
1926      
01 Mantova Teatro Sociale LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin) / WALKIRIA (Siegmund)
03 Napoli Teatro San Carlo LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
07 Rio de Janeiro Teatro Municipal PARSIFAL (Parsifal) / SANSONE E DALIDA (Sansone) / WALKIRIA (Siegmund)
08 San Paolo Teatro Municipal WALKIRIA (Siegmund)
10 Bologna Teatro Comunale TRISTANO E ISOTTA (Tristano)
       
1927      
02 Torino Teatro Regio FIDELIO (Florestano)
12 Napoli Teatro San Carlo LA VESTALE (Giasone)
       
1928      
05 Melbourne Her Majesty LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
       
1929      
03 Roma Teatro dell'Opera FIDELIO (Florestano)
Discography

FONOTECNICA RECORD 	 
2524  BETTINELLI: Bimba non t'avvicinar 	 
2525  BETTINELLI: Strimpellata al tramonto
Source for the chronology, pictures and discography the extraordinary Website of Roberto Marcocci.

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