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Tom Burke: 1920

Tom Burke: 1920

New York circa 1920. "Burke." Covent Garden tenor Tom Burke, a former coal miner dubbed the "Lancashire Caruso." Bain News Service. View full size.

 

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Mr. Burke (1890-1969) was a fascinating character who still has a fan club.

Rodolfo e Mimi

I wish I could have sung Mimi to his Rodolfo. (I actually could sing it, once upon a time!)

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