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Caruso, Enrico (orig. Errico Caruso)

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Born: 1873 AD
Died: 1921 AD, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Singer

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1873 – He was born on the 25th day of February this year in Naples, Italy.

 

1894 - He began his career in Naples this year.

 

1898 – His first major role that he created was Loris in Giordano's Fedora, at the Teatro Lirico in Milan, on November 17th this year.

 

1902 – He created the role of Maurizio in Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur.

 

1903 – He went to New York City, and, on the 23rd of November, he made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto.
 

1904 – He began his lifelong association with the Victor Talking-Machine Company; his star relationships with both the Metropolitan and Victor.

 

1906 – He and members of the Metropolitan Opera Company came to San Francisco to give a series of performances at the Tivoli Opera House.

 

1910 – He starred at the Met as Dick Johnson in the world premiere of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West.

 

1920 – His last performance at the Met was as Eléazar in Halévy's La Juive on December 24th this year.

 

1921 – He died on the 2nd day of August this year from what is thought to be complications of pleurisy, apparently not diagnosed in time to save him. He was 48. He is buried in Naples.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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