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.
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).
watched a documentary about him yesterday, very sad really. longed to be an operatic tenor, altho he struggled in front of large crowds, but was always perceived as a singing movie star, in america at least. and inspired so many after him to sing! a great shame he died so young
Enrico Caruso is truely the greatest but I can hardy find any recording of him, even if I did, the recording technique just couldn't capture his true talent... However, I like Mario Lanza more due to his more emotional performance.