Enrico Caruso Museum To Celebrate Anniversary

January 23, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BROOKLYN — It has been 90 years since “The Voice of Gold” left us. On Aug. 2, 1921, the world’s greatest tenor, Enrico Caruso, passed away in his native Naples at the age of 48. His legacy of more than 200 recordings is sufficient to keep his voice alive for posterity.

Cavaliere Ufficiale Aldo Mancusi has strived, for the past 25 years, to be the” keeper of the flame” by sponsoring the Enrico Caruso Museum of America in Brooklyn
On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 19, from 3 to 7 p.m., there will be a gala celebration with concert and dinner at the New York Athletic Club honoring the Enrico Caruso Museum as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

The famed Metropolitan Opera tenor Marcello Giordani will sing and introduce the scholarship winners of his Marcello Giordani Foundation.

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Among the celebrated guests will be grandson Eric Murray, great-grandson Federico Caruso and great-great-grandson Enrico Caruso IV, who will sing.

Enrico Caruso’s voice was not just a source of inspiration to the many Italian immigrants who took pride in his accomplishments, but a beacon of light and beauty to the entire world that embraced his art and cherished his warmth and largesse.

Sunday, Feb. 19 will be an evening to remember. To quote his wife Dorothy in her touching book Enrico Caruso-His Life and Death, “This book has been finished on his birthday — he would have been 71 years old today. I have been sitting by the radio, listening to his voice singing gloriously on a memorial program. He would have liked this tribute. He would have said ‘so kind of them to remember, after so long.’

Enrico Caruso has never been forgotten and remains the king of tenors through the sands of time. As his great discovery, the legendary soprano Rosa Ponselle said “Caruso’s voice was gold swathed in velvet. Caruso had a voice that loved you.”

For further info contact the Caruso Museum at (718) 368-3993 or email [email protected].

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