• Hero at Large: Bryan Hymel• Remembering Jan Kiepura• Back From the Brink: Rolando Villazón• King of the Met: Richard Tucker• The Short Season of Fritz Wunderlich• Six Terrific Unsung Tenors• Sound Bites: Michael Spyres• Listener of Note — John Kander
The tenor as Rodolfo in La Bohème
As Radamès in Aida, the second role he sang in New York
A scene from My Cousin, Caruso's silent film from 1918, with Carolina White
A portrait of the tenor by Herman Mishkin
An early portrait of the tenor taken in Berlin
The tenor at a rally
Caruso with his secretary, Bruno Zirato
Caruso sketching Mrs. Albert Gallatin at a Southampton benefit in 1920
The tenor at the Southampton benefit, where he sketched portraits for charity
The tenor, aboard a ship
In July 1920
The tenor in a publicity still for his 1918 movie, My Cousin
A portrait of the tenor
Caruso with Giulio Gatti-Casazza and Giuseppe De Luca (background)
Caruso, two weeks after his marriage in 1918, with his wife at the Police Reserve Games in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
With his daughter, Gloria, in 1920 in East Hampton, NY
Lucrezia Bori, Dorothy Caruso, Mrs. Lily Foley McCormack (wife of John McCormack) and television hostess Jinx Falkenburg, holding the tenor's Canio costume
Caruso on a ship with his wife
Caruso, on the roof of the Knickerbocker Hotel on the day of his wedding, August 20, 1918, with Bruno Zirato, and his wife, the former Dorothy Park Benjamin, and Mrs. J. S. Keith
Caruso and his wife, Dorothy
Caruso with Italian baritone Pasquale Amato (left) at New York City's Easter Parade on Easter Sunday, 1913
Caruso with Claudia Muzio
With Bruno Zirato, his secretary
Caruso, mugging for the camera, with Pasquale Amato and French bass Leon Rothier at the Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta
Caruso as Vasco da Gama in Meyerbeer's L'Africaine
Left to right: Giuseppe De Luca, Amelita Galli-Curci, Enrico Caruso, Flora Perini, Angelo Bada and Minnie Egener, following the group's recording of the sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor
Caruso, entering the Victor Studios for a recording engagement
Caruso's caricature of William John "Billy" Guard, the chief press officer at the Metropolitan Opera
A self-caricature by Caruso
Edward José, director of My Cousin, with Caruso, who played the leading tenor at the Metropolitan Opera
Caruso with Jesse L. Lasky, the producer of both of his films
The tenor, in the spring of 1921, with Dorothy Caruso, showing the press photographers how much weight he had lost during his illness
Caruso, in Mexico drinking pulque, with Italian mezzo Gabriella Besanzoni
In the lobby of the Old Metropolitan Opera House on 39th Street, Antonio Scotti, Rosa Ponselle, Geraldine Farrar and Giulio Gatti-Casazza attend the presentation of a bust of Caruso
The tenor, singing the national anthem at the 1918 police games in Sheepshead Bay
As Cavaradossi in Tosca
As Samson in Saint-Saëns' opera
Caruso as the Duke in Rigoletto
Gustave Charpentier with Caruso, who sang the title role in the New York premiere of Julien, the composer's sequel to Louise
The tenor as Canio in Pagliacci
With Claudia Muzio in Meyerbeer's Le Prophète, 1918
As Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut
Caruso as Flammen with Geraldine Farrar, who sang the title role in Mascagni's Lodoletta at the Metropolitan Opera in January 1918
Caruso with Geraldine Farrar in Charpentier's Julien
As Elezar in La Juive
As Raoul de Nangis in Les Huguenots, which he first sang at the Met in 1905
The Metropolitan Opera premiere of La Forza del Destino with José Mardones as Padre Guardiano, Rosa Ponselle as Leonora and Caruso's Alvaro
As Dick Johnson in the world premiere of La Fanciulla del West at the Met, 1910
As Nemorino in Elisir d'Amore
As Don José in Carmen
As Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera
With baritone Antonio Scotti in Atlanta, 1920
Honoree transportation was provided by Maserati of Manhattan
David Daniels and Scott Walters arrive at the Plaza via a Maserati GranTurismo Range provided by Maserati of Manhattan.
Simon Keenlyside arrives at the Plaza via a Ferrari FF provided by Maserati of Manhattan.
The evening's honorees: baritone Simon Keenlyside, soprano Mirella Freni, soprano Dawn Upshaw, countertenor David Daniels and bass-baritone Eric Owens
Back row, left to right: Composer John Adams, Eric Owens, host of the OPERA NEWS Awards soprano Patricia Racette, Simon Keenlyside, David Daniels, conductor Harry Bicket.Front row, left to right: Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, Mirella Freni, Dawn Upshaw, director Julie Taymor.
Simon Keenlyside with the cover of the March 2010 issue of OPERA NEWS
John Adams and Dawn Upshaw
Tenor Vittorio Grigolo
Barry Tucker, president of the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, with Isabel Leonard, winner of the 2013 Richard Tucker Award
James S. Marcus, Wallis Giunta
Evan Rogister, Mercedes T. Bass
Soprano Deborah Voigt
Barbara Cook and Patricia Racette
Former mayor of New York City Rudolph Giuliani, who presented the OPERA NEWS Award to Mirella Freni
Bess Moser and OPERA NEWS Award Sweepstakes winner S. Jennifer Choi
Susan S. Braddock, Vittorio Grigolo
Doris P. Meister, Joel Bell, Marifé Hernandez, Carol Miller, Richard J. Miller, Jr.
OPERA NEWS editor in chief F. Paul Driscoll and Metropolitan Opera Guild president Richard J. Miller, Jr. present the evening's opening remarks.
Eric Owens was presented with his OPERA NEWS Award by Julie Taymor, with whom he collaborated on Grendel.
Owens accepts his award.
Harry Bicket, who presented the OPERA NEWS Award to David Daniels
Daniels accepts his award.
Mary K. Rutherfurd, Winthrop Rutherfurd, Jr.
Isabel Leonard presented the OPERA NEWS Award to Simon Keenlyside, her costar in The Tempest.
John Adams, Dawn Upshaw
Barbara Cook, Patricia Racette
Keenlyside accepts his award
Upshaw accepts her OPERA NEWS Award.
Mirella Freni accepts her OPERA NEWS Award.
Barbara Barrie, Ron Raines, Alice Coote
Julie Taymor, Simon Keenlyside and Grendel composer Elliot Goldenthal