Ettore Cesa-Bianchi

28 April 1884 Milano – 17 October 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 Hüon. He was again at La Scala in 1924 to sing Siegmund.

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

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

In 1929, he sang Florestan in Roma.

He made guest appearances in Buenos Aires (Colón), Barcelona (Liceu) and the major opera houses in Italy with great success. His repertory included also: Max, Stolzing, Erik, Samson, Edgardo, Werther, Cavaradossi, Alfredo, Pollione, Licinius, ...

Reference: Isoldes Liebestod
12 Pavia Teatro Fraschini LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
03 Trieste Teatro Verdi LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
12 Milano Teatro La Scala LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
01/02 Milano Teatro La Scala OBERON (Hüon)
05/08 Buenos Ayres Teatro Colon LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin) / OBERON (Hüon) / MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG (Stolzing)
11 Bologna Teatro Comunale LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
12 Torino Teatro Regio LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
02 Verona Teatro Filarmonico LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
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)
10 Ferrara Teatro Comunale LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
10 Verona Teatro Nuovo LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
01 Madrid Teatro Reale LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
02 Parma Teatro Regio LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
04 Palermo Teatro Massimo LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
11 Bologna Teatro Comunale TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (Tristan)
12 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (Tristan)
01/02 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin) / PARSIFAL (Parsifal)
10 Milano Teatro Dal Verme LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
02 Torino Teatro Regio WALKÜRE (Siegmund)
11 Milano Teatro La Scala WALKÜRE (Siegmund)
12 Torino Teatro Regio NORMA (Pollione)
01 Mantova Teatro Sociale LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin) / WALKÜRE (Siegmund)
03 Napoli Teatro San Carlo LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
07 Rio de Janeiro Teatro Municipal PARSIFAL (Parsifal) / SAMSON ET DALILA (Samson) / WALKÜRE (Siegmund)
08 San Paolo Teatro Municipal WALKÜRE (Siegmund)
10 Bologna Teatro Comunale TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (Tristan)
02 Torino Teatro Regio FIDELIO (Florestan)
12 Napoli Teatro San Carlo LA VESTALE (Licinius)
05 Melbourne Her Majesty LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin)
03 Roma Teatro dell'Opera FIDELIO (Florestan)

2524  Bimba non t'avvicinar (Bettinelli)	 
2525  Strimpellata al tramonto (Bettinelli)
Source for the chronology, pictures and discography the extraordinary website of Roberto Marcocci.

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