PEREGO, Giovanni
(b. 1776, Milano, d. 1817, Milano)

Biography

Italian scenographer and architect. He attended the Accademia di Brera where he studied scenography under the aegis of Paolo Landriani (1757-1839). Thanks to his master, in 1807 he worked hard at the Teatro alla Scala, restoring Neoclassical ceiling decorations. He was an extremely creative person, particularly skilled in making prospective effects. Some of his works are still preserved at the Stage Museum of the Scala and at the Antonio Caccia Foundation Museum in Lugano. He also made the decorations of the Court Theater of the Royal Villa of Monza.

He designed the Palazzo Saporiti, located in the centre of Milan. Perego was not officially entitled to handle the commission as he was not a professional architect, therefore the plan was carried out by Innocenzo Giusti in 1812.