Mazzucchelli, Ettorina

BORN 31 Dec 1893, Milano, Lombardia - DIED 26 Jan 1950, Milano, Lombardia
GRAVE LOCATION Milano, Lombardia: Cimitero Monumentale, Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale (Ampliamento Cinerario Nord Reparto D, Numero 9)

Ettorina Mazzucchelli studied dance at the scole of La Scala in Milan under Adelaide Viganò, A. Coppini and R. Grassi. In 1911-1912 she was in the opera "Armida" at La Scala and in 1913 she debuted there as prima ballerina in "Siama" before she had graduated.

At La Scala she appeared in "Carmen" in (1913) and in 1918 she created the part of Colombina in "Carillon magico". She worked for the San Carlo theater in Naples from 1915 onwards and there she appeared in "Histoire d'un Pierrot" (1921), "La fille mal gardée" (1921) and "Sylvia" (1926).

Her last stage performances were in Rome in 1929-1930 in "Casanova in Venice". From 1932 she worked as a teacher at the school of La Scala. In 1933 she became its co-director and from 1935 onwards she was its onlydirector. She died in Milan in 1950. In 1951 her memoirs "La mia vita" were published.


The grave of Ettorina Mazzucchelli at the Cimitero Monumentale, Milano.
Picture by Androom (22 Feb 2019)


MAZZUCCHELLI, Ettorina in "Dizionario Biografico" - Treccani - Treccani
Sepolture illustri del Cimitero Monumentale di Milano - Wikipedia

McCullers, Carson

Published: 29 Jun 2019
Last update: 29 Jun 2019