Since his American debut in 1903 as Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera in Manhattan, the great Italian grand opera tenor Enrico Caruso has become an American sensation. His records, played on a gramophone with a trumpet horn at gatherings in Warrensburgh homes, provide many a fine evening's entertainment. His great voice sometimes overwhelms his listeners, often leaving them in tears.
(Note...Born in Naples, Italy in 1873 Caruso was the 18th of Anna Caruso's 21 children. Only three of them lived beyond infancy. Enrico Caruso, 48, died in 1921 in Naples, eight months after he had sung his last glorious aria at the Metropolitan, while he was trying to rest and recover from a burst blood vessel in his throat. Millions of men and women, some in Warrensburgh and many from around the world mourned his death.)