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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Rigoletto/Act III/La donna é mobileArtist: Enrico CarusoAlbum: The Legendary Enrico Caruso: 21 Favorite AriasLabel: RCA
Cavalleria Rusticana: O Lola ch'ai di latti la cammisa (Siciliana)Artist: Enrico Caruso/Salvatore CottoneAlbum: Enrico Caruso: Opera Arias and Songs Milan 1902 - 1904Label: Angel Records
La Juive/Act IV/Rachel, quand du SeigneurArtist: Enrico CarusoAlbum: The Legendary Enrico Caruso: 21 Favorite AriasLabel: RCA
Pagliacci: Vesti La GiubbaArtist: Enrico CarusoAlbum: Prima Voce: Enrico CarusoLabel: Nimbus Records
La Traviata: Ah, Fors'è LuiArtist: Maria CallasAlbum: The Very Best of Maria CallasLabel: EMI Classics