Vintage reproduction of an original waist-length Mishkin photograph of Caruso in formal dress, with his bold signature with flourish on a slip of paper mounted below

On board, with image size ca. 224 x 150 mm., slip of paper with signature ca. 41 x 140 mm., overall size 286 x 203 mm.

Slightly worn and soiled; bleeding to upper portion of letters "E" and "C" of signature.

"The winning quality of the sound, the tender mezza voce (particularly in the early years), and his phrasing, based on a rare mastery of legato and portamento, enabled Caruso to sing the French and Italian lyric repertory as well as lighter operas. In addition, his noble, incisive declamation, his broad, generous phrasing, and his vigor in dramatic outbursts made him a notable interpreter of Verdi as well as of French grand opéra. In this repertory his performances were characterized by the irresistible erotic appeal of his timbre allied to a temperament as warm and vehement as his voice. His numerous recordings, now faithfully remastered on CD, not only made him universally famous, they also did much to encourage the acceptance of recording as a medium for opera." Rodolfo Celletti and Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.

An attractive image. Item #29380

Price: $450.00  other currencies

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