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Enrico Caruso

Music artists

Enrico Caruso was an Italian operatic tenor. He 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. Caruso also made approximately 260 commercially released recordings from 1902 to 1920. All of these recordings, which span most of his stage career, remain available today on CDs and as downloads and digital streams.


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  • Early life 

  • Early career 

  • Metropolitan Opera 

  • Extortion by Black Hand 

  • Later career and personal life 

  • Illness and death 

  • Historical and musical significance 

  • Honors 

  • Repertoire 

  • Recordings