The Latin Fury! Song Spotlight Series takes a closer look at the songs that are part of the show.
This song spotlight is on “Caruso”!
“Caruso” was written in 1986 by Lucio Dalla and inspired by the final days of legendary tenor Enrico Caruso. A song of reflection and love from a dying man towards a younger woman, “Caruso” has a strong historical context due to the subject of its inspiration but also a deep emotional and personal spirit.
After Dalla passed away, the song climbed to the #2 position on the Italian Singles Charts, but over a 25 year period, it has also charged in Switzerland, Austria, Spain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
As a testament to its lasting musical legacy, “Caruso” has been covered live and in recordings at various points by a who’s who of international talent. Luciano Pavarotti provided one of the most definitive versions of the song in Italy (including one version with Dalla himself), but others like Julio Iglesias, Lara Fabian, Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, and Metallica have also brought it to life.
Here’s is the Latin Fury! version of “Caruso” from our PBS Special:
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