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Ettore Campogalliani (30 September 1903 – 3 June 1992) was an Italian composer, musician and teacher.

Campogalliani studied piano in 1921, graduating from the Conservatory of Bologna. He then studied composition at the Conservatory of Parma in 1933. Finally he studied singing at the Conservatory of Piacenza in 1940.

After a short period of activity as a composer (including writing music for the 1942 film Musica proibita directed by his uncle Carlo Campogalliani),[1] and as a pianist, he dedicated himself to teaching. He taught piano at the Liceo Musicale of Piacenza and singing at the conservatories of Parma and Milan. He then went on to coach vocal technique and interpretation at the opera school of La Scala in Milan.

Campogalliani was the voice teacher of Renata Tebaldi, Renata Scotto, Mirella Freni, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Ruggero Raimondi, Luciano Pavarotti, Carlo Bergonzi, Gino Penno, Antonio Carangelo and Giuliano Bernardi. See: List of music students by teacher: C to F#Ettore Campogalliani.

In 1946, to honour his father Francesco, Ettore Campogalliani founded the Accademia Teatrale Francesco Campogalliani, a theatre and drama academy.

Selected compositionsEdit

  • Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (1932)
  • Sarabanda and Minuetto for piano Op. l (1934)
  • Sonata in e Minor for Violin and Piano
  • 'L'arrivo' (1935) for voice and piano to a text by Amadeo Pinelli
  • 'Castello in aria' (1936) for voice and piano to a text by Sergio Corazzini
  • 'Piangete occhi' (1935) for voice and piano to a text by Angelo Poliziano


  • Campogalliani, Ettore, Dal libro di ieri: Storie di voci sacre e pensieri profani, Bongiovanni, 1982
  • Cadonici, Paola and Campogalliani, Ettore, Il linguaggio della voce: Voce, parola, musica, CRO, 1987