tenor / 1873 - 1921
Enrico Caruso was an Italian operatic tenor who sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and the Americas, appearing in a wide variety of roles,
from the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to the dramatic. One of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded, Caruso
made approximately 260 commercially released recordings from 1902 to 1920, which made him an international popular entertainment star. All of these recordings,
which span most of his stage career, remain available today.
- Des Moines (IA) Register / May 17, 1914 (pg.19) -
Othello program / The Auditorium; Chicago (1910) / Caruso listed in Faust
- Caruso in 1910, at time he sang in Chicago -