April 4, 2016
Tenor Stephen Costello to honor legend Caruso at Cowtown Coliseum
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.
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