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Enrico Caruso

Enrico Caruso (1873—1921) was widely regarded as the finest oper atic tenor of his day; he certainly was the most famous. He was probably the fir st celebrity whose fame as a recording artist equaled the renown he enjoyed on t he stage. It is estimated that 5 million single-sided Caruso discs were sold dur ing his lifetime. Caruso’s first important performance was in Milan in 189 8 when he appeared as the leading tenor in Giordano’s Fedora. He made his debut at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in November 1903. In the early year s of his career Caruso possessed a naturally warm, mellow voice that was powerfu l in all registers. It was this power in the middle register that caused some to believe he was actually a baritone. As he aged, his voice grew darker in qualit y but retained its expressiveness and power. Caruso made his first recordings in April of 1902 for the Gramophone Company. His voice was deemed perfect for the acoustic recording process. His fabulously successful recording career with the Victor Talking Machine company began in February, 1904 and continued until Septe mber, 1920.

The following recordings featuring Enrico Caruso are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Attends! Voici la rue Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra Enrico Caruso; Geraldine Farrar 1910-01-12
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Seigneur Dieu! Vocal quartet (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and bass), with orchestra Enrico Caruso; Gabrielle Lejeune-Gilibert; Marcel Journet; Geraldine Farrar 1910-01-12
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Prison scene, part III Vocal trio (soprano, tenor, and bass), with orchestra Enrico Caruso; Geraldine Farrar; Marcel Journet 1910-01-16
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Solo, profugo Vocal duet (tenor and bass), with orchestra Enrico Caruso; Marcel Journet 1910-01-12
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Eh quoi, toujours seule Vocal quartet (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and bass), with orchestra Enrico Caruso; Geraldine Farrar; Gabrielle Lejeune-Gilibert; Marcel Journet 1910-01-12
Vocalist - Tenor vocal O merveille! Vocal duet (tenor and bass), with orchestra Enrico Caruso; Marcel Journet 1910-01-16
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Que voulez-vous, messieurs? Vocal trio (tenor, baritone, and bass), with orchestra Enrico Caruso; Antonio Scotti; Marcel Journet 1910-01-16
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Love is mine Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra Enrico Caruso 1911-12-27
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Ma se m'รจ forza perderti Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra Enrico Caruso 1911-12-27
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Parmi veder le lagrime Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra Enrico Caruso 1913-02-24