Aha Moment: Enrico Caruso

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Sam Zimmerman was not an emotional man — except when it came to opera. He could discourse on Caruso and Callas at length, analyzing the range, the purity of the voice, and the mysterious quality called presence. He passed along that love to his son, Ed, who as an adult discovered something strange: it was a good tool for a corporate lawyer. In honor of Father's Day, Ed remembers his father and the music that kept them together until the end.

Is there a piece of music — or a book, movie, or other work of art that you share with your father?
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Music Playlist

  1. Rigoletto/Act III/La donna é mobile

    Artist: Enrico Caruso
    Album: The Legendary Enrico Caruso: 21 Favorite Arias
    Label: RCA
  2. Cavalleria Rusticana: O Lola ch'ai di latti la cammisa (Siciliana)

    Artist: Enrico Caruso/Salvatore Cottone
    Album: Enrico Caruso: Opera Arias and Songs Milan 1902 - 1904
    Label: Angel Records
  3. La Juive/Act IV/Rachel, quand du Seigneur

    Artist: Enrico Caruso
    Album: The Legendary Enrico Caruso: 21 Favorite Arias
    Label: RCA
  4. Pagliacci: Vesti La Giubba

    Artist: Enrico Caruso
    Album: Prima Voce: Enrico Caruso
    Label: Nimbus Records
  5. La Traviata: Ah, Fors'è Lui

    Artist: Maria Callas
    Album: The Very Best of Maria Callas
    Label: EMI Classics