San Jose tenor sings Caruso's praises

Mar 13, 2015 712

When San Jose tenor Pasquale Esposito was growing up in Naples, Italy, the soaring vocals of hometown opera hero Enrico Caruso often filled his family's apartment. The music didn't stop when the then-6-year-old accidentally broke the needle on his grandfather's record player. His grandfather asked him to sing.



The little boy launched into "O Sole Mio," one of the Neapolitan folk tunes Caruso made famous. "He was looking at me in a weird way, and I thought I had done something wrong, but I was doing something right," Esposito said.

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