Caruso, Enrico. Operatic tenor. Born in Naples, 1873. In early youth he took up mechanical engineering, but later he was induced to study singing. Caruso won his first European success in "La Boheme" at Milan in 1898. During the ensuing years, Caruso continued as leading tenor. His repertoire comprised upwards of forty operas, chiefly Italian. Besides possessing a voice of extraordinary beauty and power, Caruso was an able caricaturist, and displayed some talent as a sculptor. Died 1921.