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Mario Lanza (31 January 1921 – 7 October 1959) was an American operatic tenor and Hollywood movie star who enjoyed success in the 1950s. His voice was considered by many to rival that of Enrico Caruso, whom Lanza portrayed in the 1951 film The Great Caruso. Lanza was able to sing all types of music. While his highly emotional style was not universally praised by critics, he was immensely popular and his many recordings are still prized today.

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  • Avatar for RenoLanza
    Era(e') un grande! He was(is) a Great!
  • Avatar for sotis9
    Mario Lanza was just one grade below Jussi Björling, whom I learned to know just in 1950.
  • Avatar for quixix
    Mario Lanza was more of a show man than a good operatic tenor. I have also listened to a lot of Caruso records, but I can't sing at all
  • Avatar for Ronyrash1
    Mario Lanza is the greatest bel canto tenor ever produced by an English speaking culture,thru his films and records he brought the richness of bel canto from Italy to the world.He learnt bel canto Listening to recordings of the Devine Enrico Caruso.
  • Avatar for cattyss
    mario lanza was and still is the best. He is the best no one could ever sing like him. He is amazing. I have to listen to him every day so his voice stays in my head.
  • Avatar for KsushaIgorevich
    O Holy Night!
  • Avatar for hel1ch
    Ridi Pagliaccio sul tuo amore infranto!
  • Avatar for pettybo
    Agree with Animal, I have a big sweet crush on Lanza's voice plus his way of not limiting himself to strict opera...but Caruso is hands down the greatest in talent and innovative for taking full advantage of the latest technology during his time. (at least to me - I'm not an expert).
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  • Avatar for Chavie1982
    one of my all time favorite singers so much emotions on his high notes.

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