By Derek Mannering,Ellisa Lanza Bregman
Blessed with one of many nice tenor voices of all time, Mario Lanza (1921-1959) rose to magnificent heights in a movie, recording, and live performance profession that spanned little greater than a decade. Groomed on the outset for a profession at the opera level, Lanza as an alternative flourished in Hollywood the place his movies, such a lot significantly The nice Caruso, broke box-office files internationally and stimulated the careers of numerous musicians. To this present day, the 3 Tenors cite him as an idea for his or her personal careers at the classical degree. Lanza's recordings for RCA offered within the thousands, and he continues to be the crossover artist supreme.
But his large luck was once derailed by way of his self-destructive way of life, and by way of age thirty-eight he was once useless, along with his impressive promise left unfulfilled.
Newly revised and up to date for its first U.S. version, Mario Lanza: making a song to the Gods is the definitive account of the outstanding existence and instances of 1 of the 20 th century's so much liked making a song stars. This richly special paintings additionally incorporates a collection of infrequent photos, numerous of that are drawn from Lanza's estate.
With the help of Lanza's daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman, the tenor's colleagues, and his closest pal, Terry Robinson, Derek Mannering has chronicled a desirable and unforgettable existence. From the significant successes of the early MGM years during the disastrous walkouts and cancellations that despatched Lanza's profession into freefall, Mannering objectively and movingly finds the tale of an exceptional big name torn aside through his personal afflicted psyche and undisciplined lifestyle.
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Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods (American Made Music Series) by Derek Mannering,Ellisa Lanza Bregman