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Enrico Caruso

Operatic Tenor Enrico Caruso

Profession: Operatic Tenor


Why Famous: Faust

Born: February 25, 1873
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: August 2, 1921 (aged 48)

Married Life

  • 1918-08-18 Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (45) weds socialite Dorothy Benjamin (25)

Historical Events

  • 1902-03-18 Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record
  • 1903-11-23 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"
  • 1916-02-05 Enrico Caruso records "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Co
  • 1920-12-24 Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (NYC)

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