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March 18, 1902: Italian Tenors Are a Lire a Dozen

Tenor Enrico Caruso recorded ten arias for the Gramophone & Typewriter Company in Milan, Italy. He was paid 100 pounds sterling, and was not required to do any typing. 166 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Filming Enrico Caruso's "Vocal Organs" (1915)

Caruso hamming it up for the Universal camera crew and 1915’s version of the Paparazzi, from Motion Picture World (March 13, 1915). We have no idea whether the close-up of his “vocal organs” has survived.

78 And Other Disc Records

Two guys and a gal: "The Pearl Fishers"

I was happy to see that the Metropolitan Opera’s lineup for the 2015-2016 season includes Georges Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) which has not been seen at the Met since Enrico Caruso, Giuseppe De Luca, and Frieda Hempl sang it in 1916. 466 more words


sing within yourself

“Remember also to sing within yourself, as it were—to feel the tones all through your being; otherwise your singing will possess no sentiment, emotion or authority. 52 more words


Mario Lanza - The Voice

Day 269 of Colourisation Project – January 31

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.

What Alfred Arnold Cocozza lacked in height, he made up for with his beautiful tenor voice. 370 more words


the practical significance

“I wish to say here a word in regard to the practical significance of such nervousness. Artists who do not experience it are those who lack real genius.” 10 more words


against this practice

“Though I indulge occasionally in a cigarette, I advise all singers, particularly young singers, against this practice, which can certainly not fail to have a bad effect on the delicate lining of the throat, the vocal chords and the lungs.” 10 more words