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English: " Ombra mai fu" from Handel's 1738 opera Serse (a.k.a. Xerxes), sung by Enrico Caruso. Recorded 29 Jan 1920, Matrix: C-23714, Victor Cat: 88617
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  • Enrico Caruso (1873–1921)
  • George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
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current 17:57, 22 January 2009 4 min 16 s (2.58 MB)Adam Cuerden{{Information |Description="Ombra mai fù" from Handel's ''Serse'' (a.k.a. ''Xerxes''), sung by Enrico Caruso. Recorded 29 Jan 1920, Matrix: C-23714, Victor Cat: 88617 |Source=[ The Internet Archive] |Date=1920

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