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Enrico Caruso, c. 1907

Source: Wikipedia

Enrico Caruso (Italian pronunciation: [enˈriːko kaˈruːzo]; February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921) was an Italian operatic tenor. He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and the Americas, appearing in a wide variety of roles from the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to the dramatic. Caruso also made approximately 290 commercially released recordings from 1902 to 1920. All of these recordings, which span most of his stage career, are available today on CDs and as digital downloads.

Fact file

  • Born: February 25, 1873 Naples, Campania, Kingdom of Italy
  • Died: August 2, 1921 (aged 48) Naples, Campania, Kingdom of Italy
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Occupation: Operatic tenor
  • Years active: 1895–1920
  • Spouse(s): Dorothy Park Benjamin (m. 1918)
  • Children: Gloria Caruso (1919–1999)
  • Parent(s): Marcellino Caruso (1840–1908) Anna Baldini (1838–1888)

Read more about Enrico Caruso at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2020-01-02 20:08:10
Gary Catona isn’t your garden-variety vocal coach. The man who helped Renée Zellweger channel Judy Garland’s singing style calls himself a “voice builder,” adopting tenor Enrico Caruso’s model of strengthening the muscles that surround the vocal cords. The Philadelphia native’s clients have included Whitney Houston, Andrea Bocelli, Brian Wilson, Steven ...

Met Opera aims for broader audience with season of classics
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-02-18 20:06:52
New York's Metropolitan Opera aims to reach a wider audience with a season that will feature six new productions and step up live broadcasts to cinemas around the world. For the first time in nearly a century, the Met will stage Georges Bizet's early opera "Les Pecheurs de Perles" ("The ...

Opera legend Enrico Caruso's love letters revealed
Yahoo Entertainment, 2014-11-07 10:55:29
The passionate love letters of the great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso, which shed light on his complicated love life, have been revealed ahead of an auction in London. The letters are among an archive of personal correspondence which is expected to fetch up to £250,000 ($400,000, 320,000 euros) when it ...

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