Remo DellaPergola

Italian director and a member of a large family of the Jewish diaspora with significant presence in Europe. He was active during the first post-war decades in opera houses in Spain, Italy and England, among others. Indicatively, he directed the operas Carmen and Prokofiev’s the Fiery Angel at the Trieste Opera (1959/60), the operas Don Giovanni, La Bohéme and Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House London (1956/57), Tosca, starring Franco Corelli and Maria Caniglia in Turin (1954/55), A Masked Ball [Un ballo in maschera], Don Pasquale, Ernani, The Barber of Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia], Lucia di Lammermoor, The Pearl Fishers [Les pêcheurs de perles] and La Boheme in Bilbao [ABAO, Association of the Friends of the Bilbao Opera] (1958). He collaborated repeatedly with the GNO during the period 1958/73, directing the operas Aida, Carmen, Rigoletto, Simon Boccanegra, The Trobadour [Il trovatore] and Manon. His direction of the opera Aida was performed on the night of the grand opening of the new Olympia theater (1957/58). At the GNO he also directed the premieres of the operas The Trobadour (1957/58) and Simon Boccanegra (1962/63).