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The Forth Worth Star-Telegram | Part of an opera singer’s job description is to take on challenging, sometimes iconic, roles.

"It’s an event that the opera is billing as “the ultimate evening of cowboys and culture.”

Mark Lowry, 4thApr 2016

 

April 4, 2016

Tenor Stephen Costello to honor legend Caruso at Cowtown Coliseum

Tenor Stephen Costello might have signed on for the biggest challenge of all. Thursday, he’ll try to re-create a Fort Worth performance by one of the most legendary tenors of all time: Enrico Caruso.

Caruso, arguably best known for his Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème, was such an important figure that his obituary in The New York Times, after his death on Aug. 2, 1921, at age 48 in his native Naples, reported a national day of mourning in Italy.

Costello is the featured performer in the Fort Worth Opera’s “Caruso in Cowtown,” which will relive Caruso’s performance at Cowtown Coliseum on Oct. 20, 1920. It’s an event that the opera is billing as “the ultimate evening of cowboys and culture.”

Like Caruso on that day, Costello will perform in cowboy boots and hat, and he will perform much of the 40-minute program that Caruso sang, filled with arias in the Italian repertory, including O Sole Mio, from La bohème.

No pressure.

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