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THE GREAT CARUSO

lanza-mlcarusoTHE GREAT CARUSO (1951) was Mario Lanza’s third movie. It was the closest he would get to being Enrico Caruso and he probably knew it. It was the role he most wanted to play in his life, and by most accounts he studied most assiduously for it and gave it his very best. In the movie, he sang “Because” and “Ave Maria” and, of course, arias from some of the great Caruso roles: “Celeste Aida” from Verdi’s Aida, “Vesti la giubba” from Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, “M’apparai” from Flotow’s Martha, “La donna e mobile” from Verdi’s Rigoletto, “Cielo e mar” from Ponchielli’s La Gioconda, “E lucevan le stelle” from Puccini’s Tosca, as well as songs by Tosti and Rossini.

Watch some scenes from “The Great Caruso”:

Celeste Aida/Mario Lanza/THE GREAT CARUSO

Celeste Aida/Mario Lanza/THE GREAT CARUSO

Breathtaking perfomance! Lanza with his best aria. His more mature perfomance than the same aria in THAT MIDNIGHT KISS. You MUST see this!
Attention! I tried to upload this with better quality, but the clip gets blocked. Check my other account with better sound and video quality:
http://rutube.ru/tracks/2323820.html?v=4d95e95bb8040746027d08533334a15c

Mario Lanza – A Vucchella (movie The Great Caruso)

Mario Lanza – A Vucchella (movie The Great Caruso)

Mario Lanza – A Vucchella (movie The Great Caruso)

Chi Mi Frena In Tal Momento by Mario Lanza

Chi Mi Frena In Tal Momento by Mario Lanza

This is Chi Mi Frena In Tal Momento from the movie The Great Caruso. It is sung by Tenor Mario Lanza, soprano Dorothy Kirsten, mezzo-soprano Blanche Thebom, tenor Gilbert Russell, baritone Giuseppe Valdengo, bass Nicola Moscona, and conductor Peter Herman Adler. (Thanks CantStandYaCostanza)

I did not make this video, I found it and since it’s not here I uploaded it. Enjoy watching it because it is a classic video with amazing singers and great voices.

The Great Caruso, Ave Maria Gounod

The Great Caruso, Ave Maria Gounod

1951, American Tenor Mario Lanza (Alfredo Cocozza Lanza) singing Ave Maria, in the film The Great Caruso.

The Great Caruso , Martha en The Last Rose Of Summer

The Great Caruso , Martha en The Last Rose Of Summer

Fragmenten uit de film The Great Caruso met de songs Martha en als laatste song The Rose die Mario Lanza prachtig zingt

Mario Lanza – La Danza (movie The Great Caruso)

Mario Lanza – La Danza (movie The Great Caruso)

Mario Lanza – La Danza (movie The Great Caruso)

Mario Lanza sings La Donna E Mobile (Rigoletto)

Mario Lanza sings La Donna E Mobile (Rigoletto)

From movie “The Great Caruso”

MARTA – MARIO LANZA singt. ” M’ APPARÌ TUTTO AMOR Finale Opera ” ( FLOTOW )

MARTA – MARIO LANZA singt. ” M’ APPARÌ TUTTO AMOR Finale Opera ” ( FLOTOW )

MARIO LANZA Singt. ” M’APPARÌ TUTTO AMOR Finale Opera ” dalla MARTA di FRIEDRICH VON FLOTOW – Sequenze dal film musicale il GRANDE CARUSO.

His performance won him an enthused press and an adoring public – which, given the reach of Hollywood, numbered in the millions – more worshipful, as Time Magazine noted, than the public ever was of the great Caruso in his time. (But perhaps the comparison ought not to be made as Caruso was not a creature of Hollywood, but of the operatic stage and the gramophone–he was the first singer to be regularly recorded.) The movie was a box office winner, earning for New York’s Radio City Hall $1.5M in 10 weeks!

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