Opera singer Enrico Caruso
Opera singer

Enrico Caruso

February 25, 1873, Naples, Italy ~ August 2, 1921, Naples, Italy

The most famous operatic tenor of all time […] Caruso's voice had a warmth, and an almost baritonal quality, which was different from the bright, ringing sound favored by most of the colleagues. The voice was extremely beautiful and he had an excellent feeling for the shape of a phrase. His sound recorded very well which helped to make his recordings among the most popular of his time; many of these selections have been available in one format or another since they were first issued. He was for many years the best selling classical performer in America. ~ Allmusic: Enrico Caruso ~ retrieved February 22, 2014 © Allmusic

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He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and North and South America, 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. […] Caruso's 1904 recording of Vesti la giubba from Leoncavallo's opera Pagliacci was the first sound recording to sell a million copies. ~ Wikipedia: Enrico Caruso ~ retrieved February 24, 2014 © Wikipedia

Enrico Caruso ~ Awarded a 1987 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Enrico Caruso ~ Pagliacci, Act I: Vesti La Giubba (Leoncavallo) ~ Ranked #329 RIAA Top 365 Songs Of The Century in 2001.

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