Camille Du Locle, a theatrical impresario in Capri

Camille Du Locle, a theatrical impresario in Capri

Camille Du Locle (Orange, 1832-Capri, 1903) was a theatrical manager and director, originally from Vaucluse.

From 1862 he was assistant to his father-in-law Émile Perrin at the Opéra National de Paris, before moving to Opéra-Comique in 1870, where he remained from 1870 to 1874, to head with Adolphe de Leuven.

Friendship with composer Ernest Reyer led him to write the booklets for his two works: Sigurd and Salammbô, the latter from the Salammbô novel by Gustave Flaubert.

Always for Verdi, its role was determined, between 1869 and 1870, in Aida’s gestation. In particular he was a mediator with Egyptiologist Auguste Mariette Bey, the first designer of the project.

Of Verdi, Camille Du Locle also translated into French the Simon Boccanegra and The Power of Destiny.

In 1876, as a result of financial disagreement with the composer, du Locle moved to Capri where he built Villa La Certosella , then transformed into a hotel.
Here he died in the fall of 1903.

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