Thursday, January 28, 2010

The other Caruso didn't last as long

Charles Anthony, an 80-year-old tenor who has sung subsidiary roles and served as an understudy at the Metropolitan Opera since 1954, retires after portraying the Emperor Altoum in Puccini's "Turandot" tonight.

Anthony (real name: Charles Anthony Caruso – no relation to the other Caruso) recalls a career of 2,927 performances at the Met in an interview with The New York Times' James Barron: