Fortune Gallo (May 9, 1878 – March 28, 1970) was an Italian-born opera impresario. Events 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Year 1878 ( MDCCCLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 37 - Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto Impresario, from the Italian impresa an enterprise or undertaking is a traditional term still very much in use in the Entertainment industry for Gallo was owner and General Manager of the traveling San Carlo Opera Company from 1913 until its disbandment in the late 1950s. The San Carlo Opera Company was a touring grand opera company founded by the Italian-American impresario Fortune Gallo.
Fortune T. Gallo was born on May 9, 1878 at Torremaggiore, Italy, province of Foggia, to Tommas and Zelinda Gallo. Torremaggiore is a town and Comune in the Province of Foggia in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Foggia is a city of Puglia, Italy, capital of the Province of Foggia. His childhood was spent at Torremaggiore, where he became involved with music and musicians, especially the “Banda Rosa,” which would prove of importance later in his life. In 1895, aboard the vessel “Werra,” Gallo immigrated to the United States. He worked as a clerk in an Italian bank on Mulberry Street in New York City. The City of New York From that base it appears Gallo became involved in politics on the local level, amassing contacts and influence within the Italian community.
Shortly after the turn of the twentieth century the “Banda Rosa” was engaged to play in America. Emanating from this situation was the acquaintance of Gallo with Channing Ellery, a patron of music, that led to Gallo’s work as an advance man from Ellery’s band. By 1910 Gallo had also become manager of another band, operated by Giuseppe Creatore; and in 1911 helped an Italian opera company, stranded in Latin America, untangle its financial difficulties, ultimately assuming its management in December, 1913, and re-naming it the San Carlo Opera Company. The San Carlo Opera Company was a touring grand opera company founded by the Italian-American impresario Fortune Gallo. The company fared well, and in 1927 Gallo built a theater, which bore his name, in New York.
He not only toured the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America with San Carlo, but in addition, managed Anna Pavlova’s ballet company, as well as other troupes. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a Anna Pavlovna Pavlova (А́нна Па́вловна Па́влова (&ndash 23 January, 1931) was a famous Russian Ballerina of the late In 1929 Gallo produced the first full-length sound movie of an opera, Leoncavallo’s “I Pagliacci”. Ruggero (Ruggiero Leoncavallo (23 April 1857- 9 August 1919 was an Italian Opera Composer. Pagliacci ( Players, or Clowns) is an Opera consisting of a prologue and two acts written and composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Furthermore, he managed the Chicago Opera Company in the early 1940’s. The Chicago Opera Company was a grand opera company in Chicago organized from the remaining assets of the bankrupt Chicago City Opera Company that produced six seasons Fortune Gallo’s managerial abilities were lauded because he made opera “pay”. Numerous periodical articles described Gallo’s skills, with one portraying his as having produced opera for the “masses and not the classes”. The impresario, often labeled the “cut rate opera king,” financed and toured with the San Carlo for over forty-five years.
On May 4, 1912 Gallo married Sofia Charlebois.