Tags » Enrico Caruso

long years of study and preparation

“It is sad to contemplate the number of people who think they can sing and are destined by talent and temperament for operatic careers, who have been led by misguided or foolish friends and too often by overambitious and mercenary singing masters into spending time and money on their voices in the fond hope of some day astonishing the world. 69 more words

Literature

a falsetto does not

“The voice is naturally divided into three registers—the chest, medium and head. In a man’s voice of lower quality this last is known as “falsetto,” but in the case of a tenor he may use a tone which in sound is almost falsetto, but is really a mezza voce, or half voice. 23 more words

Literature

25 Days of Christmas Records - Day 3

25 Days of Christmas Records – Day 3

Enrico Caruso – “Cantique de Noël (Holy Night)”

One of the most pleasurable aspects of this Christmas music project I’ve embarked upon is rediscovering parts of my record collection that I haven’t explored in quite some time. 745 more words

Holiday Music

Naples in 10

Punch-drunk but still standing Naples has borne the attentions and abuses of history with steely grace.  Today she is like the coffee she serves – undiluted and unapologetic. 856 more words

Italy

promise of beauty

“I am asked to hear many who have voices with promise of beauty, but who have obviously not the intelligence necessary to take up a career, for it does require considerable intelligence to succeed in opera, in spite of opinions to the contrary expressed by many.” 10 more words

Literature

Flash Friday - 'The Curtain Call'

The Curtain Call

Gracefully remove the disc… blow off the dust… smile at the words Caruso: His Greatest Hits… place it reverently on the turntable… and – ah! 349 more words

Writing News

Flash! Friday--Vol 2 - 50

WELCOME to Flash! Friday! Normally I behave myself beautifully (stop laughing. This is not an open mic) and wait to introduce the judge after the diamonds, but today I can’t  501 more words

Flash Fiction