Personalities | Enrico Caruso | Turn of the Century | Opera

1873–1921, Italian

Tenor Caruso’s first singing experiences came in local churches. Through mixed experiences of public performance, Caruso slowly came to master his voice and from his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1903, his fame was assured. Caruso’s voice mixed the burnished colour of a baritone with the sheen of a tenor. He developed an impressive flexibility of tone that enabled him to sing a wide variety of roles. Caruso’s enthusiasm for recording ensured that he left a valuable legacy, and one that has ensured his fame continues long after his death.

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