- Patrick J. Smith
- and Jonas Westover
(b Udine, Italy, Feb 3, 1869; d Ferrara, Italy, Sept 2, 1940). Italian impresario. As a young man, Gatti-Casazza originally intended to study the piano, but was discouraged from doing so because of his small hands. After a brief career with the military, he attended the university in Genoa and moved to Ferrara, where he “discovered his true calling,” the theater. He succeeded his father as head of the board of directors of the Teatro Comunale in Ferrara, ...