Commendatore Aldo Mancusi was the founder, curator and President of the Enrico Caruso Museum of America. He dedicated much of his life to enlightening us to the wonder of Enrico Caruso and in doing has kept alive the voice and life of the greatest tenor in the world. Aldo’s ability and desire to share his passion for Caruso came from the love he experienced as the child of wonderful immigrant parents and the love of a very patient and participating wife, Lisa. Together they opened the Museum in their home to hundreds of visitors sharing Caruso’s recordings and artifacts with thousands more during exhibitions here and in Italy. Aldo’s well-regarded reputation came from keeping Caruso’s voice and fame ever-present in our modern world; but also from his intelligence, perseverance, humor and Neapolitan spirit. His commitment to promoting Caruso and the Museum has given us many years of cultural edification. Aldo also lectured at many prestigious locations including Fordham University, Brooklyn College, Hofstra University, Montclair State University, the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU, Steinway Hall, Casa Belvedere, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Brooklyn Borough Hall and for many Cultural Organizations. Aldo and the Museum have been featured in newspaper and magazine articles and in TV documentaries both here and abroad. In addition, he traveled to Italy twelve times lecturing and exhibiting the Caruso collection. In 2015, the Italian Government awarded Aldo the title of “Commendatore” something he then shared with his hero, Enrico Caruso. Through his endeavors, he enlightened many in all walks of life, and continued to do so because of the joy it gave to him. Dear Aldo, may God grant you eternal and musical peace!