Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Monaco 2016 - Opera Singers - Enrico Caruso

ISSUE DATE: 19 May 2016
STAMP SIZE: 30 x 40.85 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Claude Andréotto

An Italian tenor born in Naples in 1873, Enrico Caruso is a true legend, considered by many critics to be the greatest opera singer of all time. In his lifetime, he became a legend and a fixture in the public imagination due to his voice, renowned for its range, power and beauty, but also due to his personality: he was captivating, deeply human, unaffected and generous. 

He also owes his fame to the then new magic of the record, of which he was a pioneer: it was he who boosted the industry, and the industry repaid him well, feeding into his legendary status. The stamp depicts Caruso in Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto.