Can you believe that this is a Live recording from 1903?

This is one of the most precious early live Operatic performance recording; The Opening Scene excerpt from Act 2 of Leoncavallo’s “I Pagliacci”. Recorded Live by Lionel Mapleson at Metropolitan Opera House, New York. Recorded on a two minute Wax cylinder on January 30th, 1903.

Source and Credit :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIB0XXEKYgk&feature=youtu.be