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John Pane-Gasser, Italian tenor. Awarded citations from American Legion and V. Member National Geography Society Knights of Columbus, Elks.; Club: Lake Shore Athletic.

Background

Pane-Gasser, John was born on March 7, 1897 in Nervesa, Italy. Son of Luigi and Giovanna Stella Pane-Gasser.

Education

Studied voice in Chicago, 1921-1925.

Career

Began as electrician, 1914, later salesman and motion picture operator. Deputy collector internal revenue, Chicago, 1919-1925. Studied voice in Chicago, 1921-1925.

Finished mus. education under Maestro Malatesta in Milan, 1928. Debut at Palermo, Sicily, 1928. Special guest artist Vienna State Opera, 1929.

Debut in Chicago in rôle of Rhadames in “Aida,” 1932. With Chicago Grand Opera Company as leading dramatic tenor, 1932-1935. Outstanding rôles, Canio in “I Pagliaccei,” Rhadames in “Aida,” Manrico in “Il Trovatore,” Turriddu in “Cavalleria Rusticana,” Enzo in “La Gioconda.” Opened Chicago World’s Fair (1934) by singing “The Star Spangled Banner.” Awarded citations from American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Gold medal, Brazil, Catholic Youth Organisation Chicago.

Membership

Member National Geography Society Knights of Columbus, Elks. Club: Lake Shore Athletic.

Connections

father:
Luigi Pane-Gasser

mother:
Giovanna Stella Pane-Gasser