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Mario Lanza
     

Mario Lanza

 
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

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/2006
UPC:
0789984012963
Source:
Bel Canto Society
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[monaural]
Time:
1:27:00

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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]

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