He was born in Cento, Ferrara, into an agricultural labouring family. He first worked as a bricklayer before entering into service with the Marquis Plattis where his vocal talents were quickly recognised. A recommendation from the Marquis allowed him to study under Alessandro Busi in Bologna and he made his debut in 1892 as Faust (Gounod).
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