Caruso in his dressing gown, taken by his wife

Caruso in his dressing gown, taken by his wife


norman lebrecht

December 09, 2018

We have been sent this newly accessible domestic shot of the great tenor, taken sometime between 1915 and 1920 and archived on a glass negative in the Bain News Service.

I want that dressing-gown.



  • Spenser says:

    As the story goes, John McCormack runs into Caruso and greets him by saying: “Well, how is the greatest tenor of all?” Caruso replies: “I was about to ask you the same question!”
    The REAL Three Tenors: Caruso, McCormack, Gigli.

  • Doug says:

    Don’t forget the feet. They don’t call them “opera slippers” for nothing.

  • Ben G. says:

    Interesting anecdote about the Met on tour in 1906 during the San Francisco fire and earthquake, when Mahler conducted. Enrico was certainly in love with himself:

  • Ari Peräälää says:

    The headline is rather ambiguous.