Homage to Enrico Caruso (25/02/1873 - 02/08/1921)
"Ombra mai fu"
(Xerxes - Händel, George)
• Recorded 19-01-1920 •
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This is a non-profit homepage created as a post mortem tribute to the legendary Neapolitan singer and opera star Enrico Caruso who, with his voice, empathy, charisma and grammaphone recordings, contributed to making opera known and loved in the world in the beginning of the past century.
When I say non-profit website, that's exactly what this is: No banners, no selling, no adds, no fees, no links that I make money on when clicked, no hidden agenda.
So why on earth spend hundred of hours, as I have, developing this site? Very simple... I want to share the beauty of Caruso's singing with others! His singing and personality touches my heart.
Would you like view additional information, download music, comment or upload related music, you want to share with others? Then join/register here - no strings attached!
Until now I have uploaded 328 arias/songs (partly in different versions). View/listen to them here.
Random Quote (view all here)
2 centuries ago, Tosi wrote; "Oh, how great a master is the heart! Confess it my beloved singers, and gratefully own that you would not have arrived at the highest rank if you had not been its scholars. Own that in a few lessons from it, you learned the most beautiful expressions. Own, that heart corrects the defects of nature, - softens a harsh voice, betters an indifferent one, and perfects a good one! When the heart sings you cannot dissemble. Nor has truth a greater power of persuading.."
With Caruso's voice, his heart was little burdened with correcting the defects of nature, softening harshness or bettering indifference. It could concentrate on the perfection of the good. Since his heart was big, and the voice nearly perfect to begin with, the lyrical communication was an unexampled combination of excitement and warmth'. The public was his partner in the fulfillment of a mission, and his role was to give the best, and all of the best that was in him...'