On Feb. 17, 1992, singing the role of Borsa the courtier in Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” Anthony made his 2,396th appearance, breaking the record baritone George Cehanovsky set from 1926-66. Conductor James Levine is now second at 2,442.
Anthony sang his farewell as Emperor Altoum in Puccini’s “Turandot” on Jan. 28, 2010.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; son, Anthony Caruso; daughters Anna Beth Burgmeier and Barbara Liriano; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. A private funeral is scheduled for Saturday.