John Pane-Gasser Edit Profile
Studied voice in Chicago, 1921-1925.
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.
Member National Geography Society Knights of Columbus, Elks. Club: Lake Shore Athletic.