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The Great Caruso

Title
The Great Caruso (2021)
The Great Caruso
Year
2021
Catalog
Genre
IMDB
Rating
5.9 from 10 with total 10 votes
Premiere
1951-04-16
Runtime
109 minutes
Description
Loosely traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera\'s patrons. Caruso is unacceptable to both women\'s fathers: to one, because he sings; to Dorothy\'s, because he is a peasant. To New York patricians, Caruso is short, barrel chested, loud, emotional, unrefined. Their appreciation comes slowly. The film depicts Caruso\'s lament that \"the man does not have the voice, the voice has the man\": he cannot be places he wants to be, because he must be elsewhere singing, including the day his mother dies. Throughout, Mario Lanza and stars from the Met sing.
Cast

Mario Lanza character Enrico Caruso

Ann Blyth character Dorothy Benjamin

Dorothy Kirsten character Louise Heggar

Jarmila Novotna character Maria Selka

Richard Hageman character Carlo Santi

Carl Benton Reid character Park Benjamin

Eduard Franz character Giulio Gatti-Casazza

Ludwig Donath character Alfredo Brazzi

Alan Napier character Jean de Reszke

Blanche Thebom character Vocalist - Opera Montage

Teresa Celli character Vocalist - Opera Montage

Nicola Moscona character Vocalist - Opera Montage

Giuseppe Valdengo character Vocalist - Opera Montage

Lucine Amara character Vocalist - Opera Montage

Marina Koshetz character Vocalist - Opera Montage

George Chakiris character Dancer (uncredited)

Mae Clarke character Woman (uncredited)

Bess Flowers character Front Row Audience Member at 'Lucia di Lammermoor' (uncredited)

William Ripley Dorr character Vocal Ensemble (uncredited)