The Life & Times of Enrico Caruso (Thurs, 12/21)

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The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend: "The Life and Times of Caruso". A lecture on the life of opera legend Enrico Caruso and a screening of the silent film "My Cousin" presented by Comm. Aldo Mancusi, Founder and President of the Enrico Caruso Museum of America. Thursday, December 21st, 6:30 PM. Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) New York, NY 10013

My Cousin (1918, 50 min.) is an American silent drama directed by Edward José and written by Margaret Turnbull. The film stars Enrico Caruso, Henry Leone, Carolina White, Joseph Riccardi, A.G. Corbelle, and Bruno Zirato.

Sincere but struggling sculptor Tommasso (played by Caruso) works in an ornamental plaster shop, but his masterpiece on the side is a bust of his cousin Caroli (also played by Caruso), who is the Metropolitan Opera's leading tenor. Tommasso hopes to marry his model Rosa, but her father, restaurant owner Pietro, wants her to find someone more settled and money-conscious, such as the greengrocer Lombardi down the street. Tommasso, he says, throws away his money, such as for a pair of tickets to take Rosa to the opera to see his famed cousin. After the opera, the cousins cross paths in the swanky Galeotto's restaurant, but when neither recognizes the other, Tommasso is generally mocked and Rosa believes him a liar and unworthy. Tommasso must recover his reputation and make a sale, preferably the Caroli bust to his cousin, in order to win Rosa back.

Suggested donation of $10 per person. For reservations, please call the Italian American Museum at 212.965.9000, Email: [email protected] or Fax: 347.810.1028. Refreshments will be served

SOURCE: Italian American Museum

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