Mario Lanza

Overview

Culled from original television kinescopes, the home release Mario Lanza compiles an assortment of rare vintage performances from the legendary, eponymous operatic tenor. It opens with a Lanza performance recorded on September 30, 1954, in which the soloist interprets arias from Pagliacci, with accompaniment by the Harry James Orchestra and an appearance by the late screen siren Betty Grable. The program then segues into a concert appearance recorded on October 28, 1954, in which Lanza interprets pieces from ...
See more details below
DVD (Black & White / Mono)
$18.09
BN.com price
(Save 4%)$18.99 List Price
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (10) from $14.24   
  • New (8) from $14.24   
  • Used (2) from $20.53   

Overview

Culled from original television kinescopes, the home release Mario Lanza compiles an assortment of rare vintage performances from the legendary, eponymous operatic tenor. It opens with a Lanza performance recorded on September 30, 1954, in which the soloist interprets arias from Pagliacci, with accompaniment by the Harry James Orchestra and an appearance by the late screen siren Betty Grable. The program then segues into a concert appearance recorded on October 28, 1954, in which Lanza interprets pieces from Tosca and Vagabond King. It subsequently jumps ahead three years for a Halloween eve performance - shot on October 31, 1957 - of "Santa Lucia," "Because You're Mine," and Schubert's "Ave Maria." This release also packs in a bonus interview with Mario and his wife, Betty Lanza.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/2006
  • UPC: 789984012963
  • Source: Bel Canto Society
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White / Mono
  • Sound: monaural
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,955

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mario Lanza: Three TV Programs
1. Play All [1:24]
2. That's Hollywood [2:59]
3. Sketch [2:51]
4. Lanza: Vesti La Giubba [3:08]
5. Sketch (Continued) [3:02]
6. James, Grable: Diga Diga Doo [3:11]
7. Sketch (Continued) [:45]
8. Grable: Scene [3:12]
9. Sketch (Continued) [1:42]
10. Harry James: Cotton Tail [2:39]
11. Sketch (Continued) [2:00]
12. James, Grable: The Band Played On/I'm Just Wild About Harry [4:43]
13. Sketch (Continued) [:37]
14. Lanza: Marechiare [2:38]
15. Sketch (Continued) [1:40]
16. James, Grable: One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) [4:17]
17. Sketch (Continued) [1:15]
18. Lanza: Be My Love [:43]
19. Sketch (Continued) [:10]
20. James, Grable: Memphis Blues/Baby Won't You Please Come Home [:10]
21. Lanza Enters Sketch/That's Hollywood (Reprise) [:10]
1. Play All [:06]
2. E Lucevan Le Stelle [:05]
3. Someday [:11]
1. Play All/Santa Lucia (Excerpt) [1:01]
2. Santa Lucia [2:01]
3. How You Ever Got Your Start [10:33]
4. Because You're Mine [2:35]
5. What Has Your Wife Done for You? [5:22]
6. Ave Maria [2:25]
7. Apply Your Gifts [3:23]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Mario Lanza: Three TV Programs
   Shower of Stars Complete Program September 30, 1954
   Shower of Stars Lanza's Segment Only October 28, 1954
   The Christopher Program October 31, 1957
   Chapter Menu
      Shower of Stars Complete Program September 30, 1954
      Shower of Stars Lanza's Segment Only October 28, 1954
      The Christopher Program October 31, 1957
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously