About The Museum

founded in 1989 by Commandatore Aldo Mancusi

My name is Aldo Mancusi and I would like to welcome you to the Enrico Caruso Museum

It is my distinct honor and privilege to be the Founder and Curator of the Enrico Caruso Museum of America, built in tribute to the first and the most famous operatic tenor in the world. Our museum proudly displays several rare items: records, heirlooms, and unpublished pictures. We also provide a theater where you can view rare films of Enrico Caruso. I look forward to meeting you personally at the Museum!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Enrico Caruso Museum of America, please feel free to contact me. I would be glad to speak with you!

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Enrico Caruso Museum Timeline

Our Opening

The museum was opened with my personal collection, which quickly began to grow.

January 1989
Offical Musuem

Successfully registered with the New York State Education Department who recognized us as an official non-profit museum.

March 1994
Caruso's 125th Birthday Concert

The largest concert ever held by the museum. The event took place in New York City and featured a performance by Enrico's Great-grandson Riccardo Caruso from Italy.

September 1999

After many honors over the years, including Cavaliere Ufficiale in 1996, the Italian government bestowed on me the honor of Commendatore recognizing my contribution to the arts community, both in America and in Italy.

December 2014

General Information

The Museum is open most Sundays by appointment only.

Weekday arrangements can be made for private groups and organizations.

Visiting guests are subject to a $15.00 ( seniors $10.00) entrance donation, or you may become a member for one year for $30.00. A membership allows you to attend any program you wish free of charge!

The Museum will also provide special lectures and concerts, either at the Museum, or at your facility. Contact us a for more information.

Available Programs

The Life and Times of Caruso
The Life and Times of Puccini
The Life and Times of Gershwin
The Life and Times of Verdi

The Life and Time of Pavarotti
The Life and Times of Toscanini
The Life and Times of Valintino

To the memory of my mentor Michael Sisca, publisher of La Follia di New York, who helped in so many ways, donating his and his father’s collection to the Enrico Caruso Museum of America.
Commandatore Aldo Mancusi
Founder and Curator