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Posted May 21, 2010
The Great Caruso is a rare and wonderful exploration of the personal and professional life of one of the finest tenors of our age - Enrico Caruso. The reader is carried along in a surge of opportunities and performances too numerous to list here. At his height, Caruso handled a blistering appearance and performance schedule, one which would have done in a lesser tenor. His incredible talents shone brilliantly in operas both in the United States and overseas, in between brief and cherished weeks or months spent in his Italian retreat.
I found the tale of his personal life most engaging. Caruso's first marriage was a little rocky, but eventually he found wedded bliss and it is clear that he adored his children. Family always came first for him and my heart was so touched by Enrico's tragic end, a death which might have been avoided if the signs had been correctly interpreted and his demanding schedule lightened. Nevertheless, for all too brief a time, Enrico Caruso dazzled and inspired audiences worldwide, his star burning brightly whether it was within the intimate setting of a friend's parlor or upon the lofty boards of the Met. For anyone who adores music, this book is a treasure.