Enrico Caruso: the first international music star

Sep 25, 2023 947

BY: Barbara Minafra

Before the phrase “pop star” was even coined, Enrico Caruso was already the epitome of the American Dream—yet profoundly Italian, forever tethered to his beloved Naples. Today, he stands as one of the greatest tenors of all time, a living emblem of Italy’s deeply rooted bel canto tradition.

Unparalleled and irreplaceable, Caruso became an icon and left us at the young age of 48, after an extraordinary 25-year career that spanned both sides of the Atlantic. A true hero of two worlds, Caruso’s impact on global music goes far beyond the charismatic intonations captured on his 78 rpm records.

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SOURCE: https://italoamericano.org

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