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conductor

Gaetano Merola, Italian conductor.

Background

Merola, Gaetano was born on January 4, 1881 in Naples, Italy. Son of Giuseppe and Louise (Iaccarino) Merola.

Education

Preparatory education, College of Jesuits, Naples. Musical education, College Music, S. Pietro a Yajella, Naples.

Career

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*†.

Connections

Married Rose Cudek, January 12, 1907.

father:
Giuseppe Merola

mother:
Louise (Iaccarino) Merola

spouse:
Rose Cudek