December 13, 1895 Gatteo – February 16, 1972 Cesenatico
His family went to the United States in 1914, he studied singing in Boston, but returned to Italy
during the war and made his debut in Savona in 1918 in "Lucia di Lammermoor". He sang at all the important
Italian opera houses. In 1927, he married the great primadonna Lina Pagliughi (1907–1980);
they sang often together, especially on tour through Europe (popular in the Netherlands &
Germany). They never separated and ended their careers in giving singing
Montanari made records for HMV.