Inghilleri, Giovanni, Italian baritone and composer; b. Porto Empedocle, March 9, 1894; d. Milan, Dec. 10, 1959. He made his operatic debut as Valentine at the Teatro Carcano in Milan in 1919, and then sang throughout Italy; was a member of La Scala in Milan from 1945. He also sang at London’s Covent Garden (1928-30; 1935) and at the Chicago Civic Opera (1929–30). After his retirement in 1953, he taught voice in Pesaro and Milan. Among his best known roles were Amonasro, Amfortas, Gérard, and Scarpia. He composed an opera, La burla, a ballet, and songs.
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