1876 – Born on Christmas day, December 25th in Rome.
1897 – Singing Valentin in Gounod’s Faust, the young baritone made his debut in Piacenza.
1902 – He created the role of Michonnet in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur for that opera’s premiere at Milan’s Teatro Lirico.
1904 – Took part in the premiere of Puccini’s "Madama Butterfly" on February 17th.
1907 – The role of Sharpless also served for his debut at Covent Garden.
1915 – Arrived in New York to make his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera on November 25th.
1935 – Returned to Covent Garden for an unexpected final night of Il barbiere di Siviglia, he was met with rapturous applause for his "wonderful singing" as Figaro.
1950 – Died on August 26th in New York City.