The Sembrich has launched “Enrico in the Jungle,” the fourth installment of its 20/20: Musical Visionaries summer festival, which looks at the life of Enrico Caruso.
The Sembrich’s presentation, featuring commentary by The Wall Street Journal’s Barrymore Laurence Scherer and OperaWire’s David Salazar, explores Caruso’s career and how it became the source of inspiration for Werner Herzog’s critically acclaimed 1982 film Fitzcarraldo, as well as how the film itself employs several operatic scenes.
Barrymore Laurence Scherer is a classical music and fine-art critic for The Wall Street Journal and a contributing editor of The Magazine Antiques. As an independent scholar he has lectured extensively on the arts at venues including The Sembrich, Lincoln Center, The National Gallery in Washington, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Philharmonic.
David Salazar is the Editor-in-Chief for OperaWire and is one of its co-creators. He also heads the weekly Opera Meets Film articles and Opera Quizzes. Prior to creating OperaWire, David worked as an entertainment reporter and Chief Opera Critic for Latin Post where he interviewed opera stars including Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau, and Rolando Villazon.
“Enrico in the Jungle” and other presentations in The Sembrich’s 20/20: Virtual Visionaries summer festival can be found online.
For more information, visit The Sembrich’s website, call (518) 644-2431 or email Office@TheSembrich.org.
Portrait of Enrico Caruso.