Enrico Caruso, Caruso Duets: Music Of Puccini, Gounod And Verdi

Anastasia Tsioulcas

By Anastasia Tsioulcas

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Born to an improvished family in Naples in 1873, tenor Enrico Caruso might have started out as a long shot to claim his eventual title as the most celebrated, widely heard and perhaps even best compensated musician in the world, thanks to his status as the first true superstar of the gramophone era. The unbelievable power, beauty and golden sheen of Caruso's voice comes soaring through this collection of favorite duets, featuring the tenor paired with such other golden-era singers as Geraldine Farrar and Alma Gluck.