THE SECRET OF THE GREATEST
SINGER EVER – FINALLY REVEALED
For those familiar with Opera, the Tenor Enrico Caruso, was and will
the greatest singer of all time…bar none!
For those of you who do not know him, read up and listen to some
on the Internet. It’s worth the trouble. [His recordings are basically
done with a
megaphone – Imagine if he had had a digital soundboard.]
CARUSO – “THE MOUTH THAT COULD CRADLE AN EGG”…This is possibly
of the most guarded secrets of the Voice.
Perhaps 13 years ago, I purchased a complete set of Caruso’s
recordings on 78
records. The magazine which accompanied the recordings was published by
Metropolitan Opera in 1975 and in it I found the article “Caruso, The
Could Cradle and Egg. ”
I had listened to the recordings hundreds of times – there is no Voice
compares to Caruso’s in brilliance, in technique in color, in
Voice and what he achieved with his Voice was and remains amazingly
enrapturing. He is unequaled.
The magazine part which accompanied the recording was obviously always
there - I just never took the time to read it until one day, I thumbed
through it, and
all that I have ever taught about the Voice over the past thirty years
vindicated and cleared.
WHY no one knows this, teaches this, examines this, I have no idea, but
to me and
to my students this is the one of the greatest SECRETS of all time to
In the Chapter on the Egg, I will explain everything to you in great
DO NOT SKIP any part of the book, otherwise you miss important
all in good time.
The above-mentioned magazine has various articles about Caruso, his
photographs, etc.,-interesting tidbits about the greatest singing icon
of our time,
the Voice which set the standard for excellence and production.
On the last page of the magazine there is this obscure article titled
That Could Cradle an Egg”.
When I began using and teaching with the Egg in 1996 or 1997, I do not
remember the auspicious day, but for certain, I had no idea that Caruso
used the Egg.
The reason I “conceived the Egg” was because one of my student had a
problem with a retractile Tongue. I desperately tried to help her (with
but the moment she tried to put the Spoon into her mouth the Tongue
Suddenly I had the most powerful inspiration, jumped up and ran to the
get an Egg. “You are not going to put a raw Egg into my mouth” she
That was the day it all began with the Egg and from the first day it has
revelation and enormously important to all of my students, whether they
loved it or
hated it, the EGG always wins! And When the Egg wins, my students Win!
The “Egg” is not mentioned in any of Caruso’s publications on
technique. I do not think that the Author, Quaintance Eaton, who wrote
article in reference, was aware of the incredible significance her words
have on the world of singing when she wrote the following account:
“Evidence exists in Boston of one aspect of Caruso’s vocal
apparatus. A dentist
who practiced there in the early part of the century took plaster casts
of the mouth
cavities of many Opera singers to prove that the size and shape of the
chamber has a great influence on the size and the quality of the Voice.
The inside of Galli-Curci’s mouth, for example, proved to be narrow
rather like a gothic arched roof. Caruso’s, on the other hand, was a
round sphere, as big as an orange. Dorothy Benjamin, Caruso’s wife
and no relation to Dr. Harry said once that he (Caruso) could put a
large Egg in his mouth and close his Lips over it without cracking the
By the time you get to the Chapter on the Egg you will understand how
he used the Egg and the extraordinary “coincidence” of the work we
are doing here.
Only when you have gone through all the work will this make sense…but
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