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Enrico Caruso
ENRICO CARUSO (Italian pronunciation: ; 25 February 1873 – 2 August 1921) was an Italian operatic tenor. He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and the Americas, appearing in a wide variety of roles from the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to the dramatic. Caruso also made approximately 260 commercially released recordings from 1902 to 1920. All of these recordings, which span most of his stage career, remain available today on CDs and as downloads and digital streams
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Tiffany & Co.
TIFFANY "> CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Establishment * 1.2 The "Blue Book" and the Civil War * 1.3 The "Gilded Age" * 1.4 1900–1999 * 1.5 2000–present * 1.5.1 United States
United States
V. Lederhaas-Okun, Ingrid * 2 Stores * 3 Manufacturing * 4 Advertising * 5 Products * 5.1 Diamonds * 5.2 Colored gemstones * 5.3 Fragrances * 6 Sports awards * 7 Current designers and collections * 8 Gallery * 9 See also * 10 Notes * 11 References * 12 External links HISTORYESTABLISHMENT Tiffany "> "Tiffany Cross" version of the Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
Founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in Brooklyn, Connecticut
Connecticut
in 1837 as a "stationery and fancy goods emporium", the store initially sold a wide variety of stationery items, and operated as "Tiffany, Young and Ellis" in Lower Manhattan
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Gramophone & Typewriter Company
The GRAMOPHONE COMPANY, based in the United Kingdom and founded on behalf of Emil Berliner
Emil Berliner
, was one of the early recording companies , the parent organisation for the His Master\'s Voice (HMV) label, and the European partner of the American Victor Talking Machine Company . Although the company merged with the Columbia Graphophone Company
Columbia Graphophone Company
in 1931 to form Electric and Musical Industries Limited (EMI), its name "The Gramophone Company Limited" continued in the UK into the 1970s
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Euterpe
In Greek mythology
Greek mythology
, EUTERPE (/juːˈtɜːrpiː/ ; Greek : Eὐτέρπη, Greek pronunciation: , Ancient Greek: ; "rejoicing well" or "delight" from Ancient Greek εὖ 'well' + τέρπειν terpein 'to please') was one of the Muses , the daughters of Mnemosyne , fathered by Zeus
Zeus
. Called the "Giver of delight", when later poets assigned roles to each of the Muses, she was the muse of music. In late Classical times she was named muse of lyric poetry and depicted holding a flute. A few say she invented the aulos or double-flute, though most mythographers credit Marsyas with its invention. Pindar and other sources (the author of the Bibliotheca and Servius ), describe the Thracian king Rhesus , who appears in the Iliad
Iliad
, as son of Euterpe
Euterpe
and the river-god Strymon ; Homer calls him son of Eioneus
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Bolshoi Theatre
The BOLSHOI THEATRE (Russian : Большо́й теа́тр, tr. Bol'shoy Teatr, Big Theatre; IPA: ) is a historic theatre in Moscow
Moscow
, Russia
Russia
, designed by architect Joseph Bové , which holds ballet and opera performances. Before the October Revolution
October Revolution
it was a part of the Imperial Theatres of the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
along with Maly Theatre (Small Theatre) in Moscow
Moscow
and a few theatres in Saint Petersburg (Hermitage Theatre , Bolshoi (Kamenny) Theatre , later Mariinsky Theatre and others). The Bolshoi Ballet
Ballet
and Bolshoi Opera
Opera
are amongst the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world
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Mariinsky Theatre
The MARIINSKY THEATRE (Russian : Мариинский театр, MARIINSKIY TEATR, also spelled MARYINSKY or MARIYINSKY) is a historic theatre of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
, Russia
Russia
. Opened in 1860, it became the preeminent music theatre of late 19th century Russia, where many of the stage masterpieces of Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky
, Mussorgsky
Mussorgsky
, and Rimsky-Korsakov received their premieres. Through most of the Soviet era, it was known as the KIROV THEATRE. Today, the Mariinsky Theatre
Mariinsky Theatre
is home to the Mariinsky Ballet , Mariinsky Opera and Mariinsky Orchestra . Since Yuri Temirkanov 's retirement in 1988, the conductor Valery Gergiev has served as the theatre's general director
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Aida
AIDA (Italian: ) is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni . Set in Egypt, it was commissioned by and first performed at Cairo
Cairo
's Khedivial Opera
Opera
House on 24 December 1871; Giovanni Bottesini conducted after Verdi himself withdrew. Today the work holds a central place in the operatic canon, receiving performances every year around the world; at New York's Metropolitan Opera
Opera
alone, Aida
Aida
has been sung more than 1,100 times since 1886. Ghislanzoni's scheme follows a scenario often attributed to the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette
Auguste Mariette
, but Verdi biographer Mary Jane Phillips-Matz argues that the source is actually Temistocle Solera
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Don Giovanni
DON GIOVANNI (Italian pronunciation: ; K. 527 ; complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punished, namely Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni
or The Libertine Punished) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte . It is based on the legends of Don Juan , a fictional libertine and seducer. It was premiered by the Prague
Prague
Italian opera at the National Theater (of Bohemia), now called the Estates Theatre , on 29 October 1787 . Da Ponte's libretto was billed as a dramma giocoso , a common designation of its time that denotes a mixing of serious and comic action. Mozart entered the work into his catalogue as an opera buffa . Although sometimes classified as comic, it blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements
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Theodore Roosevelt
United States Army
United States Army
* New York Army National Guard YEARS OF SERVICE 1882–1886, 1898 RANK Colonel COMMANDS HELD 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry BATTLES/WARS Spanish–American War
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Central Park Zoo
The CENTRAL PARK ZOO is a small 6.5-acre (2.6 ha) zoo located in Central Park
Central Park
in New York City
New York City
. It is part of an integrated system of four zoos and the New York Aquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The zoo began in the 1860s as a menagerie , and thus making it the first official zoo to open in New York. The zoo was modified in 1934, with the addition of many new buildings ranged in a quadrangle around the sea lion pool. (The zoo from this era has been commonly known as the "1934 Zoo" or " Robert Moses Zoo".) Finally, the zoo was renovated in the mid-1980s and reopened in 1988, replacing the old-fashioned cages with naturalistic environments
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Manhattan
Coordinates : 40°47′25″N 73°57′35″W / 40.79028°N 73.95972°W / 40.79028; -73.95972 Manhattan New York County Borough of New York City
New York City
County of New York State
New York State
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Florence
FLORENCE (/ˈflɒrəns/ FLOR-əns ; Italian : Firenze ( listen )) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany
Tuscany
. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants in 2013, and over 1,520,000 in its metropolitan area. Florence
Florence
was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance
Renaissance
, and has been called "the Athens
Athens
of the Middle Ages ". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy
Italy

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Marcella Sembrich
MARCELLA SEMBRICH (February 15, 1858 – January 11, 1935) was the stage name of the Polish coloratura soprano , PRAKSEDA MARCELINA KOCHAńSKA. She had an important international singing career, chiefly at the New York Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
and the Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
, Covent Garden , London
London
. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Legacy * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYSembrich was born at Wisniewczyk , in Austrian Galicia
Austrian Galicia
, now part of Ukraine
Ukraine
. She first studied violin and piano with her father. Later, she entered the Lemberg Conservatory and studied piano with her future husband Wilhelm Stengel and violin with Sigismond Bruckmann . She entered the Vienna Conservatory in Autumn 1875. It was only then that her remarkable voice was discovered
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Claque
A CLAQUE is an organized body of professional applauders in French theatres and opera houses . Members of a claque are called CLAQUEURS. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 Notes * 4 References HISTORYHiring people to applaud dramatic performances was common in classical times . For example, when the Emperor Nero
Nero
acted, he had his performance greeted by an encomium chanted by five thousand of his soldiers . This inspired the 16th-century French poet Jean Daurat to develop the modern claque. Buying a number of tickets for a performance of one of his plays, he gave them away in return for a promise of applause. In 1820 claques underwent serious systematization when an agency in Paris opened to manage and supply claqueurs. By 1830 the claque had become an institution. The manager of a theatre or opera house was able to send an order for any number of claqueurs
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Emilio De Marchi
EMILIO DE MARCHI may refer to: * Emilio De Marchi (tenor)
Emilio De Marchi (tenor)
(1861–1917), Italian operatic tenor * Emilio De Marchi (actor) (born 1959), Italian actor This disambiguation page lists articles about people with the same name
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Province Of Caserta
The PROVINCE OF CASERTA (Italian : Provincia di Caserta) is a province in the Campania
Campania
region of Italy
Italy
. Its capital is the city of Caserta
Caserta
, situated about 36 kilometres (22 mi) by road north of Naples . The province has an area of 2,639 square kilometres (1,019 sq mi), and a total population of 906,596 as of 2012. The former Palace
Palace
of Caserta
Caserta
is located near to the city, a former royal residence which was constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples
Naples
. It was the largest palace and one of the largest buildings erected in Europe during the 18th century. In 1997, the palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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