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CHARLES ANTHONY

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Full Name: Calogero Antonio Caruso

Description: Violinist, USA

Known For: Anthony made his debut at the Metropolitan on March 6, 1954

Instruments: Vocals

Music Styles: Opera

Location: LA, United States of America

Date Born: 15th July 1929
Location Born: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Date Died: 15th February 2012
Location Died: Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Charles Anthony

Charles Anthony Caruso (né Calogero Antonio Caruso; July 15, 1929 – February 15, 2012), better known by his stage name of Charles Anthony, was an American tenor noted for his portrayal of comprimario characters in opera. Anthony had the distinction of appearing in more performances at the Metropolitan Opera than any other performer. He celebrated his fiftieth anniversary with the company in 2004, and gave his farewell in the role of the aged Emperor Altoum in Turandot, at the Met, on January 28, 2010

An American tenor noted for his portrayal of comprimario characters in opera. Anthony had the distinction of appearing in more performances at the Metropolitan Opera than any other performer.

He celebrated his fiftieth anniversary with the company in 2004, and gave his farewell in the role of the aged Emperor Altoum in Turandot, at the Met, on January 28, 2010.

At the age of twenty-two, he auditioned under his birth name for the Metropolitan Opera’s Auditions of the Air. He won the auditions, but Sir Rudolf Bing convinced him to drop his surname, saying that it would invite comparisons with Enrico Caruso.

Studio recordings

In 1956 and 1957, the tenor recorded excerpts from Les contes d’Hoffmann, Pagliacci, La périchole (with Patrice Munsel and Theodor Uppman), and Don Pasquale (with Salvatore Baccaloni) for the Metropolitan Opera Record Club.

In 1982, Anthony recorded Gastone, in La traviata (which he had sung opposite Maria Callas, in 1958), with Levine leading Stratas, Domingo, and Cornell MacNeil. In 1990, he recorded the role of the Messenger, in Aïda, conducted by Levine.

In 1982, Anthony recorded Gastone, in La traviata (which he had sung opposite Maria Callas, in 1958), with Levine leading Stratas, Domingo, and Cornell MacNeil.

Anthony died on February 15, 2012, from kidney failure, aged 82.

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