Enrico Caruso papers
- 1906 - 1921
- Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921 (Person)
Language of Materials
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30.29 Cubic Feet (3 half-size legal boxes, 2 full-size letter boxes, 30 medium flat boxes, 1 custom box, 39 large flat boxes)
Biographical / Historical
In all, Caruso gave approximately 850 performances, singing in a number of American cities with the Metropolitan Opera. He also toured in Latin America and Europe. Caruso’s voice was unique in that it was nearly considered baritone because of its deep tone. The full sound of baritone mixed with the smooth quality of a tenor made Caruso’s voice recognizable and popular. Caruso recorded extensively for the phonograph while also appearing in two motion pictures. He passed away in Naples in 1921 from a lung ailment.
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Other Finding Aids
"Finding Caruso," a 2006 catalog of the collection by Patricia Puckett, is available in print at the Arthur Friedheim Library: https://catalyst.library.jhu.edu/catalog/bib_2623919.