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...

Have you ever wondered what lies within a museum? Naturally, this is the question we all ask ourselves before any visit: what will I see? What are my expectations? Will there be something beautiful or interesting? Perhaps we’ve already skimmed through a book or brochure and have some idea of what to expect, maybe even a planned route. However, the...

A century and a half after his birth, Italian tenor and opera legend Enrico Caruso is finally being celebrated by his hometown of Naples with a new museum. Long before Luciano Pavarotti, it was Caruso who represented Italian opera to the rest of the world, ushering in an era of music for the masses with his prolific recordings at the advent of the...

Among the greatest tenors of all time, an Italian "voice" in the world, an absolute interpreter of bel canto and the Neapolitan tradition, but also a caricaturist, an entrepreneur of himself and the embodiment of a personal social redemption. Right in the midst of celebrations for the 150th anniversary of his birth, Enrico Caruso (Feb. 25, 1873 - A...

There is a big heart that has been celebrating Italy, Christmas, children and the musical traditions of our country for almost twenty years in New York. It does so with commitment, courage, talent, and an infinite love and pride for its Italian roots. It is the heart of Cristina Fontanelli, artist, singer, producer, who every year in December organ...

We renamed our theater “The Enrico Caruso Piccolo Teatro” (This sign now located on railing as you walk downstairs to Theater and Learning Lab). We were gifted 12 old Theater chairs that Aldo Mancusi acquired and refinished for his theater 30 years ago. He dedicated Piccolo Teatro to famed Soprano and benefactor of ECMA Licia Albanese and Michael S...

The centenarians are an opportunity to remember three artists, who have represented and spread Italian culture in the world by bringing the nineteenth-century myth of the tenor into modernity, through a virtual exhibition entitled Caruso, Corelli, Di Stefano - Italian Opera Legends. The exhibition is an initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign...

Friday, June 17 @ 7:30 pm. At the Italian Center: 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608. Admission $10. Doors Open at 7:00 pm , Film at 7:30 pm. Refreshments Included. Mario Lanza, "The American Caruso," stars in this film which traces the life of Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (1893-1921), one of the greatest tenors of all time. The film is a stu...

Nel 1921 moriva a Napoli Enrico Caruso, uno dei cantanti più famosi della storia. Quello stesso anno nascevano due dei tenori di riferimento del secolo scorso: Giuseppe Di Stefano e Franco Corelli, che al Teatro alla Scala sono stati protagonisti di spettacoli leggendari. Per celebrare i tre grandi tenori, che hanno rappresentato la cultura italian...

For the first time ever, the legendary Enrico Caruso has appeared on film in both sound and vision. A hundred years after his death, images of the great Neapolitan tenor have been reunited with his voice by the Cineteca di Bologna in a restoration of the 1918 film "My Cousin" - the only surviving film of an originally silent pair in which he appear...