|OPERA SINGER (ITALY)|
BORN 30 Jun 1845, Parma, Emilia-Romagna - DIED 22 Nov 1896, Corcagnano, Emilia-Romagna: Villa Vigatto|
GRAVE LOCATION Parma, Emilia-Romagna: Cimitero della Villetta, Viale della Villetta 29 B
Italo Campanini studied at the Conservatory in Parma and debuted in 1869 as Manrico in "Il trovatore" in Odessa. He continued his studies with Francesco Lamperti in Milan and performed in the Italian premiere of Wagner's "Lohengrin" in Bologna in 1871.
In 1872 he was an instant succes in London and in 1873 he toured England. In 1873 he first performed in the USA as well. During the 1870s he often appeared in London and in 1878-1879 J. H. Mapleson organised a tour in the USA with Campanini as the principal tenor. From 1883 onwards he mostly lived in New York City. He died near Parma in 1896.
is brother/sister of Campanini, Cleofonte