Caro Mio Ben by Ada Crossley

Title:
Caro Mio Ben by Ada Crossley
Category:
NFSA ID:
757100
Year:
1905
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‘Caro Mio Ben’ was recorded in the United States on 30 April 1903; it was the first recording in Victor Gramophone Co.'s pre-eminent Red Seal Celebrity series.

It is a popular concert aria composed in 1783 by a member of the Giordani family. Crossley was a prominent Australian opera singer of the 1890s-1910s and a member of the Marchesi School, along with Dame Nellie Melba.

She undertook popular tours of America (1902-03 and 1908-09), Australia (1903, with Percy Grainger in support) and South Africa (1904), as well as performing at a range of charity war concerts.