Giulio Gatti-Casazza

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Giulio Gatti-Casazza.

Giulio Gatti-Casazza (3 February 1869 – 2 September 1940) was an Italian opera manager. He was general manager of La Scala in Milan, Italy and later the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Life and career[edit]

Gatti-Casazza was born at Udine, in northeastern Italy, and in 1893 succeeded his father as manager of the municipal theatre in Ferrara. He was manager of La Scala in Milan from 1898 to 1908, before his move to New York City. He was head of the Metropolitan Opera from 1908 to 1935.[1] In 1910, he married the soprano Frances Alda; they divorced in 1928 and he married the dancer Rosina Galli. Gatti-Casazza retired in 1935 and spent the last years of his life in his native Italy. He died in 1940 in Ferrara.

See also[edit]


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  • Giulio Gatti-Casazza - Memories of the Opera (1941) (autobiography)
  • Gabriel, Gilbert W. [writing as Golly-Wogg], "Maestrissimo!" The New Yorker 1/1 (21 February 1925) : 9-10 (profile)

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Roy Chapman Andrews
Cover of Time magazine
5 November 1923
Succeeded by
Woodrow Wilson