December 16, 2017

The Life and Times of Enrico Caruso at the Italian American Museum

A lecture on the life of opera legend Enrico Caruso and a screening of the silent film My Cousin presented by Comm. Aldo Mancusi, Founder and President Enrico Caruso Museum of America

Thursday, December 21st, 6:30 PM

About the film:
My Cousin (1918, 50 min.) is an American silent drama directed by Edward José and written by Margaret Turnbull. The film stars Enrico Caruso, Henry Leone, Carolina White, Joseph Riccardi, A.G. Corbelle, and Bruno Zirato.

Sincere but struggling sculptor Tommasso (played by Caruso) works in an ornamental plaster shop, but his masterpiece on the side is a bust of his cousin Caroli (also played by Caruso), who is the Metropolitan Opera's leading tenor. Tommasso hopes to marry his model Rosa, but her father, restaurant owner Pietro, wants her to find someone more settled and money-conscious, such as the greengrocer Lombardi down the street. Tommasso, he says, throws away his money, such as for a pair of tickets to take Rosa to the opera to see his famed cousin. After the opera, the cousins cross paths in the swanky Galeotto's restaurant, but when neither recognizes the other, Tommasso is generally mocked and Rosa believes him a liar and unworthy. Tommasso must recover his reputation and make a sale, preferably the Caroli bust to his cousin, in order to win Rosa back.

Refreshments will be served

Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10013

Suggested donation of $10 per person

For reservations call the Italian American Museum at 212-965-9000