Mario Lanza          (Derek Mannering)              781578067411
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Mario Lanza          (Derek Mannering)              781578067411
B1259.(MARIO LANZA) DEREK MANNERING. Mario Lanza, Singing to the Gods. Jackson, MS, University Press, 2005. 280pp. Index; Exhaustive Discography; Recorded Legacy; Filmography; Performance Chronology; Photos; DJ. - 781578067411 1-57806-741-3


“To this day, the Three Tenors cite Lanza as an inspiration for their own careers on the classical stage. Lanza's recordings for RCA sold in the millions, and he remains the crossover artist supreme. But his tremendous success was derailed by his self-destructive lifestyle, and by age thirty-eight he was dead, with his extraordinary promise left unfulfilled. MARIO LANZA: SINGING TO THE GODS is the definitive account of the remarkable life and times of one of the twentieth century's most beloved singing stars. This work also contains a selection of rare photographs, several of which are drawn from Lanza's estate. With the support of Lanza's daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman, the tenor's colleagues, and Lanza's closest friend Terry Robinson, Derek Mannering has chronicled a fascinating and unforgettable life. From the fabulous successes of the early MGM years through the disastrous walkouts and cancellations that sent Lanza's career into freefall, Mannering objectively reveals the story of a great star torn apart by his own troubled psyche and undisciplined lifestyle.”

- Zillah Dorset Akron