Homage to Enrico Caruso (25/02/1873 - 02/08/1921)
"Vesti la giubba"
(Pagliacci - Leoncavallo, Ruggero)
• Recorded 30-11-1902 •
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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.
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Until now I have uploaded 328 arias/songs (partly in different versions). View/listen to them here.
Random Quote (view all here)
Not a quote but an action. The Australian soprano Nellie Melba was notorius for her ruthlessness and coldness. Performing with her in La Bohème Caruso, as a joke, pressed a hot sausage into her hand that he'd hidden in his pocket as he sang "Che gelida manina, se la lasci riscaldar."("What a cold little hand, let me warm it"). She had considered Caruso coarse and uncultivated and this, of course, only confirmed that ...
Melba, however, was impressed with Caruso's voice and wrote in her autobiography (Melodies and Memories): "As a voice - pure and simple - his was the most wonderful tenor I ever heard."