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FANFAIRE celebrates MARIO LANZA
The "American Caruso"

THE OTHER MOVIES

 
MARIO...

...and his "leading ladies"

BECAUSE YOU’RE MINE (1952):

The title song became a hit. Lanza also sang Granada as well as a few arias. The movie played to mixed reviews but was chosen for a Command Performance before Queen Elizabeth.

THE STUDENT PRINCE (1953):

Mario Lanza was to play the lead role but personal and legal disputes between Lanza and MGM led to a lawsuit and Lanza’s firing. The role went to Edmund Purdom who lip-synched to Lanza’s singing voice.

SERENADE (1956):

Produced by Warner Brothers, this movie featured another MET star Licia Albanese who sang Desdemona to Lanza’s Otello.

THE SEVEN HILLS OF ROME (1957):

Lanza made this movie when he left Hollywood to live in Italy. MGM agreed to finance and distribute the movie, which was well-received by the public.

FOR THE FIRST TIME (1959):

Mario Lanza recorded the music for this movie at the Rome Opera House with the Rome Opera Orchestra. ZsaZsa Gabor was the leading lady. >

WATCH SOME SCENES FROM THESE LANZA MOVIES:
 

Mario Lanza Otello – Dio mi potevi

Mario Lanza Otello – Dio mi potevi

Mario Lanza in his 1956 film Serenade, singing Otello’s monologue Dio mi potevi from Verdi’s opera Otello.

Mario Lanza – Nessun Dorma (HQ)

Mario Lanza – Nessun Dorma (HQ)

Mario Lanza singing Calaf’s act 3 aria from Puccini’s “Turandot”. This Clip is from Mario’s 1956 film “Serenade”.

Serenade from The Student Prince

Serenade from The Student Prince

from the movie of THE STUDENT PRINCE starrng Edmund Purdom & Anne Blyth with the voice of Mario Lanza

3 arias by Mario Lanza from SERENADE.

3 arias by Mario Lanza from SERENADE.

Wonderful pefomance by Mario Lanza from the movie SERENADE.

Mario Lanza – AVE MARIA by Schubert from the film Serenade HD

Mario Lanza – AVE MARIA by Schubert from the film Serenade HD

The Seven Hills Of Rome by Mario Lanza

The Seven Hills Of Rome by Mario Lanza

Mario Lanza movie “The Seven Hills Of Rome” (1958)with Marisa Allasio.
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Harold Adamson,the great composer of “An Affair to Remember”(Our Love Affair)1957
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Movie Review
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“Roy Rowland directs the musical Arrivederci Roma (The Seven Hills of Rome), intended as a showcase for the talents of famous operatic tenor Mario Lanza. American singer Marc (Lanza) gets into a fight with his girlfriend, Carol (Peggie Castle). He follows her to Rome in an attempt to win back her affections. On the train, he meets an Italian woman named Rafaella Marini (Marisa Allasio), who is supposed to be moving in with her uncle. Marc gives her a ride and they discover that the uncle has left for South America. With nowhere to go, Rafaella stays with Marc and his cousin Pepe Bonelli (Renato Rascel), which leads to eventual romance. The narrative allows for Lanza to do his serviceable impressions of popular singers like Perry Como, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong, and many others.”

Arrivederci, Roma – Mario Lanza & Luisa Di Meo

Arrivederci, Roma – Mario Lanza & Luisa Di Meo

ARRIVEDERCI ROMA (Goodbye to Rome)
From the motion picture “Seven Hills of Rome” (1958)
(Pietro Garinei / Sandro Giovannini / Renato Ranucci / Carl Sigman)

Arrivederci, Roma…
Good bye…au revoir…
Si ritrova a pranzo a Squarciarelli
fettuccine e vino dei Castelli
come ai tempi belli che Pinelli immortalò!

Arrivederci, Roma…
Good bye…au revoir…
Si rivede a spasso in carozzella
e ripenza a quella “ciumachella”
ch’era tanto bellae che gli ha detto sempre “no!”
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SPANISH by Nat King Cole

ARRIVEDERCI ROMA, ADIÓS, GOODBYE, AU REVOIR
LLEVO LA NOSTALGIA DE TU CIELO
DE TU DULCE VINO DE CASTELLI Y
DE COMO HUELE EL VERDE DE LOS PINOS
AY DE MI!

ARRIVEDERCI ROMA, ADIÓS, GOODBYE, AU REVOIR
TODOS SON RECUERDOS QUE ME MATAN
DE AQUELLA JUVENTUD ENAMORADA
YO QUERÍA AMOR Y ELLA DECÍA SIEMPRE “NO”

QUIERO CAMINAR LAS MISMAS CALLES
SUSPIRAR LAS MISMAS PENAS
VOLVER A BESAR LOS MISMOS LABIOS
AY DE MI!

PUEDE QUE ALGÚN DÍA VUELVA A VERTE
VOLVER A ENAMORARME DE TU FUENTE
CUMPLIR EL JURAMENTO Y VIVIR SIEMPRE
JUNTO A TI!____________________________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APt75xC2ziA
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Arrivederci Roma,
Goodbye, goodbye to Rome . . .
City of a million moonlit places,
City of a million warm embraces,
Where I found the one of all the faces,
Far from home!
Arrivederci Roma,
It’s time for us to part,
Save the wedding bells for my returning,
Keep my lover’s arms outstretched and yearning,
Please be sure the flame of love keeps burning,
In her heart!
City of a million moonlit places,
City of a million warm embraces,
Where I found the one of all the faces,
Far from home!
Arrivederci Roma,
It’s time for us to part,
Save the wedding bells for my returning,
Keep my lover’s arms outstretched and yearning,
Please be sure the flame of love keeps burning,
In her heart!
Arrivederci Roma,
Roma, Roma, Roma . . .

seven hills of rome part 8 MARIO LANZA

seven hills of rome part 8 MARIO LANZA

MOVIE

FOR THE FIRST TIME – Theatrical Trailer – Mario Lanza

FOR THE FIRST TIME – Theatrical Trailer – Mario Lanza

Theatrical Trailer for the MGM 1959 film, “For the First Time”, which was the last film that Mario Lanza made.

Mario Lanza Come Prima (HQ)

Mario Lanza Come Prima (HQ)

From Mario Lanza’s last film, “For The First Time”, released in 1959, the year he died…

Mario Lanza O Sole Mio (HQ)

Mario Lanza O Sole Mio (HQ)

From Mario Lanza’s last film, “For The First Time”, released in 1959, the year he died…

Mario Lanza Vesti La Giubba – 1959

Mario Lanza Vesti La Giubba – 1959

Mario Lanza’s definitive performance of Canio’s aria Vesti La Giubba from Leoncavallo’s opera I Pagliacci. This performance is from Mario’s last film For The First Time.

Mario Lanza – AÏDA (Verdi)

Mario Lanza – AÏDA (Verdi)

Cena final do filme “For The First Time”
Final do segundo acto, segunda cena da ópera “Aïda” de (Giuseppe Verdi)
Último filme de Mario Lanza (1959)

Final scene of the movie “For The First Time”
End of the second act, second scene of the opera “Aida” from (Giuseppe Verdi)
The last film directed by Mario Lanza (1959)

Edição VIMAFECA
(11/2009)

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