Music: Mummy

While many an able tenor languished last week in comparative obscurity, the name of a tenor who has been six years dead appeared prominently on the pages of newspapers.

Had he been six years buried, Enrico Caruso would not have enjoyed so large a burst of posthumous fame. The Caruso corpse, however, has not moldered in the earth, nor has any worm yet tunneled the golden passage of its throat. Like the late Nikolai Lenin (among all famed contemporaries the only other one) the body of the great singer has been subjected to a...