Mariano Caruso

1905 Naples – 15 April 1975 Naples

Mariano Caruso singsAdriana Lecouvreur: Or dunque, Abate? , with Antonio Cassinelli
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Mariano Caruso, so as to answer the most obvious question first, was in no way related to Enrico Caruso. Biographical information about him is only available in Kutsch & Riemens; they say he made his debut in 1945 at the San Carlo in Naples, but don't say what he did for the first 40 years of his life. His debut role was Cassio, and he remained a comprimario throughout his career; he sang primarily at La Scala, but also at the San Carlo, the Arena di Verona, the Terme di Caracalla, the Vienna Staatsoper, in Torino, Genova, Venice, Florence and Bologna. His roles included Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Malatestino, both Shujskij and Misail, Beppe, Gastone, Dottor Cajus, Incredibile, Spoletta, Don Basilio in Nozze di Figaro...

For the final part of his career, he was a member of the New York Met (1962–69).

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I would like to thank Paolo Cavassini for the recording.

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