Merola, Gaetano was born on January 4, 1881 in Naples, Italy. Son of Giuseppe and Louise (Iaccarino) Merola.
Preparatory education, College of Jesuits, Naples. Musical education, College Music, S. Pietro a Yajella, Naples.
Came to the United States 1899, naturalized citizen, 1907. Became assistant conductor Metropolitan Opera County, New York City, 1900. Became conductor Henry Savage s English Opera, 1903, Manhattan Opera House, New York City, 1906, England Opera House, 1911.
Became general director San Francisco and Los Angeles Opera Association, 1923*†.