Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (born 1873) sang his best-known role, Canio in Pagliacci, for the first time in 1896. His debut at La Scala in 1900 was a disaster, but from 1903 to 1920, Caruso was an international star, singing lead tenor at the Metropolitan Opera and making more than 260 recordings. He also appeared in silent films and participated in the first U.S. public radio broadcast in 1910.
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