The Enrico Caruso Museum of America

The Enrico Caruso Museum of America The Enrico Caruso Museum of America proudly displays rare caricatures, records, heirlooms, and unpublished pictures. We also provide a theater where you can view rare films of Enrico Caruso.
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I look forward to meeting you personally at the Museum! Caruso was the first recording star in history, who sold more than a million records with his 1902 recording of 'Vesti le gubba' from 'Pagliacci' (Clowns) by 'Leoncavallo'. His voice had a combination of the full baritone-like character with the smooth and brilliant tenor qualities. His range was broadened into baritone at the expense of the higher tenor notes, Caruso never sang the high C, and often transposed in order to avoid it. He was a master of interpretation, having a rare gift of portamento and legato, and a superior command of phrasing. His legendary 1904 Victor recording of 'Una furtiva lagrima', by Gaetano Donizetti is used in many film soundtracks. History The idea for the Enrico Caruso Museum began when Everisto Mancusi came to America from Italy in 1920 and settled in Brooklyn, New York. He had a great love for music, and owned a collection of Enrico Caruso Victor records numbering more than seventy. As his love for Italian opera grew so did his collection – to more than two hundred records. His son, Aldo Mancusi, whose love and admiration of Caruso grew as a result of his father’s collection, acquired these records. The title Cavaliere Ufficiale was an honor given to Aldo Mancusi for the creation of the Museum. Active in the Italian community for many years, he has devoted his most of his time and energy to establishing and promoting the museum in honor of the world’s greatest tenor. In 1990, the museum was officially opened to the public with the support of Commendatore Michael Sisca, a prominent publisher of the Italian magazine La Follia Di New York. Thousands of people have enjoyed visiting the museum to see the memorabilia including rare family photos of the Caruso family, books, records, letters, personal items, caricatures and the death mask of Enrico Caruso. A popular attraction in the museum is the 20 seat mini theater, with chairs and décor from the old Metropolitan Opera donated by famed soprano Licia Albanese. Additionally, Enrico Aloi and Joseph Puglisi, friends and biographers of the great soprano Rosa Ponselle contributed wood carvings from the balcony of the old Met. There are also films of Caruso’s life and times including his silent film My Cousin where he plays a dual role. These items were obtained through donations as well as purchases for display by the museum. Caruso family members, have also visited the museum, a prestigious honor for the Enrico Caruso Museum of America. The private collection and space of Cav. Uff. Aldo Mancusi was donated to create the Enrico Caruso Museum of America. The museum is also registered since 1995 with the New York State Education Department.

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Thank you to everyone that participated in our 32nd Annual Virtual Fundraiser. Congratulations to our honorees: Robert Graham, Giada Valenti, and, Thomas DiNapoli Please view our virtual journal below.

Commendatore Aldo Mancusi
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Commendatore Aldo Mancusi

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Thank you for your ongoing support of OSDIA's national treasure. A symbol of the best aspects of Italian-American heritage and culture.

Fraternally,
Carl J. Ciaccio
Chairperson
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They were here first. And what they did matters.

#October #Italian #HeritageMonth

#italianamericanheritagemonth
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This video was filmed at the Enrico Caruso Museum on Feb. 26, 2012. Located at 1942 East 19th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11229. Tel. 718-368-3993 the museum has an extensive collection of Enrico Caruso memorabilia and antique music machines from all over the world. The owner Aldo Mancusi conducts personal tours if you call him. At this museum, you can listen to Enrico Caruso and period music on the music machines of the era. Incredible!

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This video was filmed at the Enrico Caruso Museum on Feb. 26, 2012. Located at 1942 East 19th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11229. Tel. 718-368-3993 the museum has an...

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Let's go here, family!
I have this piece of my father’s. I’m wondering who painted it for him and gave it to him? Unfortunately, it cracked in a move!
The Enrico Caruso Museum Is a wonderful place to enjoy Caruso music and a lecture on his life . Call for your reservation.718-368-3993
I made a poster of Enrico Caruso
Had a very enjoyable afternoon with friends--at the museum! Beautiful antiques, lots of interesting information.....
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Just purchased this signed Dupont photo of Enrico Caruso from 1907 as the Duke in Rigoletto.
Here is a CARUSO coffee-mug I designed for myself through the website called ZAZZLE.
I have been taking the great 1950s RCA LP reissues of CARUSO albums and scanning the album artwork and the LP labels and making CD albums of them.
We are open to the public every Sunday at 2 pm "THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ENRICO CARUSO" however please call for a reservation at 718-368-3993
ARTICOLO PUBBLICATO IL 29 GIUGNO SUL MATTINO DI NAPOLI. Si trova anche sul sito ilmattino.it