Cart 0
Mario Lanza Show Old Time Radio Shows OTR MP3 On CD-R 21 Episodes

Mario Lanza Show Old Time Radio Shows OTR MP3 On CD-R 21 Episodes

Regular price $ 4.85 USD

Mario Lanza (January 31, 1921 ? October 7, 1959) was an American tenor, actor, and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. The son of Italian immigrants, he began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 16. He was born Alfred Arnold Cocozza. He changed his name to Mario Lanza when he appeared at the Berkshire Music Festival in Tanglewood, Massachusetts, in July?August 1942. His mother's maiden name was Maria Lanza. After appearing at the Hollywood Bowl in 1947, Lanza signed a seven-year contract with MGM's head, Louis B. Mayer, who saw his performance and was impressed by his singing. Prior to this, the adult Lanza had sung only two performances of an opera. The following year (1948), however, he would sing the role of Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly in New Orleans. His movie debut was in That Midnight Kiss (1949) with Kathryn Grayson and Ethel Barrymore. The following year, in The Toast of New Orleans, his featured popular song "Be My Love" became his first million-selling hit. In 1951, he played the role of Enrico Caruso (1873?1921), his tenor idol, in the biopic, The Great Caruso, which produced another million-seller with "The Loveliest Night of the Year" (a song which used the melody of Sobre las Olas). The Great Caruso was the top-grossing film that year. The title song of his next film, Because You're Mine, was his final million-selling hit song. The song went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. After recording the soundtrack for his next film, The Student Prince he embarked upon a protracted battle with Studio Head Dore Schary arising from artistic differences with director Curtis Bernhardt, and was eventually dismissed by MGM.

Includes 21 Episodes On An MP3 CD-R!

Mario Lanza Show 510610 - [01] Guest - Gisele MacKenzie.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 510617 - [02] First Song - Funiculi Funicula.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 510624 - [03] First Song - My Song, Love.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 510701 - [04] First Song - Funiculi Funicula.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 510722 - [07] First Song - The World Is Mine Tonight.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 510729 - [08] Jerome Kern Special.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 510805 - [09] Join the Chorus.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 510812 - [10] First Song - Loveliest Night Of The Year.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 510819 - [11] First Song - I've Got You Under My Skin.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 510826 - [12] First Song - Ah Sweet Mystery Of LIfe.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 510909 - [14] First Song - Night And Day.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 510916 - [15] First Song - With A Song In My Heart.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 510923 - [16] First Song - Song Of Songs.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 510930 - [17] First Song - I'm Alone.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 520114 - [32] First Song - Donkey Serenade.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 520229 - [34] First Song - E Lucevan Le Stelle (All from The Great Caruso).mp3
Mario Lanza Show 520307 - [35] First Song - Yesterdays.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 520314 - [36] First Song - Danny Boy.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 520328 - [38] First Song - The Moon Was Yellow.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 520404 - [44] First Song - April In Paris.mp3
Mario Lanza Show 520606 - [53] First Song - Besame Mucho.mp3


    Share this Product

    More from this collection