Enrico Caruso, His Career in Roles February 02 2021
An operatic life in pictures
Enrico Caruso (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.
After his debut in 1895 in Naples, Italy, star tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) performed in 61 roles in 24 years.
This is a summary of his fantastic international career, shown in 49 photo-slides
Caruso debuted in this role in 1918 at the Met. Shown here with Giuseppe de Luca as Don Carlo
Shown with Jose Mardones as Padre Guardiano and Rosa Ponselle in her debut role as Leonora
This was the last new role for him, which he performed for the first time at the Met Opera in 1919. Here he is shown with Rosa Ponselle as Rachel, his daughter.
Yet another role Caruso performed was in his only silent film, both as Tommaso Longo – a struggling sculptor – and Met Opera leading tenor Cesare Caroli.
We hope you enjoyed this exhibit with rare photographs of one of the greatest tenors in all operatic history.
Curated and written by Nestor Masckauchan.
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