Celeste Aida/Mario Lanza/THE GREAT CARUSO


Breathtaking perfomance! Lanza with his best aria. His more mature perfomance than the same aria in THAT MIDNIGHT KISS. You MUST see this! Attention! I tried to upload this with better quality, but the clip gets blocked. Check my other account with better sound and video quality:



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Mario became the music when hè was on stage and we are blessed to hear it master marioxx
ursmue1937
The beauty of the voice is indescribable, no one could reach him!
bogus chung
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Alicia Livani
beautiful!
Sabine Wussow
Bravo Mario Lanza !
David french
Incredible
Victoria Reece
there you are Neil To Tina Turner Neil Diamond
amparo albir
siempre extraordinario,bravo mario,te queremos,
roxalys mendez
indudablemente en esta rendición, Corelli , Pippo y Bjorling son extraordinarios , pero Lanza es simplemente fuera de este mundo.
Michel Galan
B4!!! guys B4!!! Listen others tenor versions...Bb4... LANZA HIT THE B4 LIKE HE WAS PLAYING CARDS...and he is not a LIGH TENOR. BRAVO LANZA
degas5000
fantastic as always!
stella murphy
one of Most Tragic Deaths of a Legend...
Jonathan Topping
Electrifying! Truly, he is 'The Voice!'
roxalys mendez
!completamente de acuerdo colega!
Carla Rajca
Thank you Frank!!! I don't care what anyone thinks, I truly think his version of this aria is the best. He puts more heart and soul into it than other singers. Especially the high notes.
frank cresta
CORRECTION. LANNZA WAS CAPABLE OF SINGING A COMPLETE OPERA ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. I KNOW. I GROW IN HIS NEIGHHOOD ASSOCIATED WIH FAMILY MEMBERS KNEW ONE OF HIS VOICE COACHES. HOLLYWOOD GOT IN HIS WAY. I WISH IT DIDN'T HE MAY OF LIVED FAR LONGER. GOD BLESS MARIO, BETTY, COLEEN MARC AND DAMON LANZA MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.
roxalys mendez
Inclusive son muchos los que le estiman al extremo al considerar que sus interpretaciones están entre las mas conmovedoras y trascendentes de la historia delo bel canto, por no mencionar la opera.! Saludos!
roxalys mendez
Si me lo permite el colega , usted entiende tanto como yo y ha escuchado , a los mas notables tenores interpretar esta hermosa aria, justo seria decir que Lanza por lo menos estaba preparado para su debut, en 1960 en la Scala , entiendo que , y solo podemos especular que su estaba listo para interpretar una opera completa, pero esto bajo ningún concepto minimiza el hecho de que todo lo que grabo , lo hizo de manera memorable.
Yana
Very well sung, indeed, but one should consider that Lanza was a Hollywood star not an opera singer. He seldem sang real opera - I mean a whole opera from the beginning to the end.
zolerino
Extraordinario Lanza, esa mezcla de fuerza con inefable dulzura, también está en Gigli. el amado Bjoerling y un Tito Schipa, entre otros...Hay que conocer el Calaf que hace Eugenio Fernandi en Turandot de Tulio Serafín, con la Callas, Elizabeth Schwarkop como Liu, en su Non piangere Liu, te hace estremecer....!
roxalys mendez
Es interesante mencionar que el mismo Corelli conversando con Renata Tebaldi , este la dijo a la gran soprano, que Lanza poseia la voz del siglo.
loupha45
Wow! That's Lanza at his best, in a very high pitch and perfectly in tune. No other song can be so beaultiful - music and lyrics. Here's our best combination.
Dieter Heiligers
Unbelievable, unbelievable. I am a great Lanza fan and when I listened to this recording the hair on my arms was standing up and I had goose bumps and I actualy started to cry. Never,never never will we have somebody who was born for one purpose only,to sing and sing again and again. There are many other great ones like Kraus,Del Monaco, Pavarotti,Gigli , Caruso ,Tauber,the great little man Joseph Schmidt and many many others,but only one Mario Lanza .
roxalys mendez
Cuando caramba aparecera su sucesor , nunca mas Lanza es irrepetible.
Martin Lopez
el mejor !!!!! mis respetos mario lanza
Fonseca429
Lip-synching...
AllSentientFreeman
Incredible dramatic voice...he is great for Radames.
Cake
Such power! I cannot possibly begin to imagine what it would have been like to hear Mario sing in person. I'm not the fainting type, but I'm sure that's what would happen...
toff358
@074August Just what kind of lunatic, absurd nonsense is this?!!!
toff358
@MrSkylark1 Yes, and he was also a student of Giacomo Spadoni, who coached Caruso!
cubsfaninstlouis
Make movies about Richard Strauss, Jean Sibelius,John Mott, John McCormick,George Bernard Shaw,Feodore Challiapin, Claud Debussey, Rudyard Kipling and Laurence Olivier in addition to Caruso. This is a good movie. It does not go in to the rest of his life including his womonizing etc.
Fonseca429
The greatest voice ever to grace the silver screen!
tasa97
Simply beautiful!
LAZARUSREX1
Maravilloso, este aria esta escrita para el solo.
MrSkylark1
LANZA was the student of ENRICO ROSATI, who taught BENIAMINO GIGLI
millonety123
@31122051, este numero que es? Tu numero identificativo de la carcel? Eres un maleducado y un "criticoretto" despreciable. Que sabras tu de la lirica? Ignorante, maleducado¡
Juan Pablo Anticona
Lo máximo, Mario siempre estará en nuestro corazón...
gallantentry
Amazing!!!!!!
fatchick41
so 4 people hate life and joy, good to know.
8070jack
of course he was great...and so were the other tenors mentioned in posts. just enjoy.
Tom Frøkjær
@nakedmambo Good point. Why don't we agree on this: Caruso was the first tenor to bring opera to the masses, then Mario ... and then Pavarotti and the Three Tenors?
nakedmambo
@tomfroekjaer That argument is probably valid for the Caruso period when his only competition was popular classics and classical songs, but Opera for the masses took a back seat when other music like hot jazz and later swing arrived. The fact that Lanza on film resurrected popular opera in the fifties, directly competing against jazz and Rock 'n' Roll was just as important.
Tom Frøkjær
@TheMG63: Mario brought opera to the masses? Yes, he did maybe, mainly with the film "The Great Caruso," But don't you think that the tribute "bringing opera to the masses" belongs to Enrico Caruso? As far as I can establish "The Great Caruso" is from 1951 - 49 years after Enrico Caruso's first recording....
Jim M LINY
Dead at 38 years young, what a waste! RIP!!
lia mabel Piselli
@norwaygirl3 E·stoy de acuerdo
lia mabel Piselli
estoy de acuerdo
Etnalleb
@talondriver6 Please don't believe a single word LovelyTenor 1 says, He's a complete imbecile who loves to pan and tear down Lanza every chance he gets. He knows nothing better to do with his time but smear probably the greatest natural Tenor voice of all time. BTW Mario was never a Piano mover he helped a friend 1 TIME move a piano and was over -heard singing by a great Maestro and got an instant invitation to Tanglewood to study then went on to study with Enrico Rosati , Gigli's teacher.
Etnalleb
@Light3740 The Great Caruso, is indeed on DVD it's available at Amazon.com as are his 1st 2 Movies That Midnight Kiss and The Toast of New Orleans.
Doride Pinheiro
Wonderful! I do agree that Mario Lanza deserved more recognition. Precious performance
Dennis Marcellino
I just compared Bocelli and Lanza, and although Bocelli has done some great things (e.g. The Prayer), as a singer he doesn't even come close to Lanza ... mainly in vibrato speed, power, passion, and timbre. I wish Lanza would get more recognition. It's hard to believe that The Great Caruso isn't even available on an American DVD yet.
abracadabranque
Et on y croit encore!Du cinéma...
CateSoprano
che pathos... UNICO!
074August
Witch Ann Cappelletti, the sorceror of So. Philadelphia, 1/2 sister of Barbara Bush, witch daughters of Aleister Crowley, killed Mario's wife with a voodoo doll. No doubt she killed Mario because she wanted him and he didn't want her. I will post more when I learn it.
carol appleyard
this is from The Great caruso - Caruso dies at the end of the film, but not sure if it's the one you are looking for
lizajfr
hello, can someone tell me if it is the movie when the singer died in the scene making his last performance???? I'm trying to find an opera movie about a singer who was also like a teacher and he die in the end. I know that he had 2 students and there is the music "la ci darei la mano" . It seems that it was about a great opera singer who died with cancer....It might be a movie from the 50s too...Thanks for your answers
Mgls
Absolutely true.
ulisseclisse
A SENTIRE LA SUA VOCE MI SEMBRA BELLA! INOLTRE CANTA CON PASSIONE! PENSO CHE AVREBBE CANTATO MOLTO BENE ANCHE ALL'OPERA! NON CONDIVIDO CHI LO DENIGRA! OGGI VI SONO "idoli" che non meritano neanche di essere menzionati!"
Shakaama
good teacher always said, "want to sing, get in shape first"
doubleagent14
He would have been better singing rancheras with a Mariachi band.
talondriver6
Surprising fact: Lanza trained with weights since his teen days, he brought his weights onto the set of Caruso and trained like an athlete. He had a 50 inch chest, 17 inch bicepts and an 18 inch neck. I think he was ahead of his time recognizing that a tenor is an athlete as well, the power of his voice in his prime is unmatched.
muncleike
at 2:52 you see him push the air up from deep within like he is turning on a 3rd lung or something...unreal
Barry Oderfer
If you google Mario Lanza,50 years after...it will take quotes from Grandi-Tenori, it will show quotes from his contemporaries.
Juan Bosco
Te esperamos el 7 de octubre 2009 en el Cementerio Catolico de Culver City freeway 405 salida Jefferson. Cincuenta años sin Mario Lanza.......
twinky666666
AND HE WAS SPORTING A TERRIFIC WOODY !
ian rouillon
all the singers, you have picked are my favorites too. lanza was what many tenors wished they were.....
pocomo99
I fell in love with Mario when I was 15 years old, in 1950. I played his music until my parents almost went crazy. I had never heard opera in my life until Mario. I will always be thankful to him for introducing me to it. Just listen to today's music and you will wonder what happened to people who can really sing? I cried my eyes out when he died! Now, many years later I am an Engelbert Humperdinck fan. Love him, too.
steakopera
Have you guys thought maybe because today's singers are trained more proper way to sing and not the hollywood way to sing like Lanza. He has great talent but his phrasing and musical expression is all wrong in this aria. Don't you guys pay any attention to anything other than just a good voice. He sings aria like pop.
ShawDAMAN
Sadly true. I try my best to like the current singers and there are some good ones but I keep coming back to the oldies. ;-)
rob banks
Fantastic
acla9000
I agree with you. I'm not really an expert but in my opinion Domingo's voice is the one that is the nearest Lanza's. But just equal... no.
rob banks
Nobody will ever beat him with voice.
JasperAvi
I recognize the talent, but I am not particularly moved by operatic singing.
GermanOperaSinger
The American video cassettes are played at a slightly higher speed when you use European tape players, so a lot of older films with singing have the pitch up a half step, just a playback issue, he definitely recorded this in the correct key.
Henry Moore
B flat isn't it?
Cheryl Battice
Such an amazing voice! The breath control I have never seen before! Thank you for sharing this video! I never believed I would be able to hear and see my favorite tenor!Thank you again!
chris99103
1955 Lanza rec. the Act III duet Dio Ti Giocondi from Otello with the Metropolitan soprano Licia Albanese.Over 20 years later Albanese recalled their collaboration: I had heard all sorts of stories about Mario. That his voice was too small for the stage, that he couldn't even sing a full aria .None of it is true! He had the most beautiful lirico spinto voice.I should know because I sang with so many tenors.He was fantastic! I rank him next to Caruso. Next comes Di Stefano, then all the others.
ian rouillon
madisonelectronic, so wrong, he is the best ever. the voice has nothink to do with , fingers. you are on the wrong site try bjorling, the bore...
ShawDAMAN
Awesome, my favorite rendition as well. he made 3 or 4 recordings of it.
ddurbinfan
user fairylilac uploaded Torna a Surriento in May
zzimp1
can you upload the part of the movie when he sings first to ann blythe(covered by himself on piano)? (plz write me if yes)
GermanOperaSinger
Fantastic, if he sounded like that in the house, he'd be the greatest tenor of all time...but we'll never know.
madisonelectronic
And he is always spreading his fingers and waving his arms. It is a miracle he did not poke his eye out. And certain people should stay off You Tube and spend their time hunting for all the fissionable material that has disappeared over the years.
ddurbinfan
It's the best perfomance of this aria I ever heard. Why write such nonsense?
madisonelectronic
He always looks like he is going to blow a fart.
Shannon Hammell
Awesome! Don't make tenors like this anymore.
Michelle Borg
Beautiful! 
Emmma McDermott
LWB Sunderland. Great musicals any chance of Mario Lanza s best The Student Prince please
Sabine Wussow
Vater im Himmel was für eine große Stimme  , einmalig immer mit Leidenschaft dabei, großartig Mario. 
pasqualino di paolo
What a performance!!!!!!...He gave his heart and soul to every song
John Leddy
thanx so much ddurbinfan!  splendor (ps I love deanna durbin too!)
Bruna Marini
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hi its me
The great caruso is my great great great ucle
Elaine Cristina Neri
😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️
Robert Price
What a pity that Mario did not have sufficient clout, as the minor stars of today have, and insisted that his movie appearances be accomplished with live sound and his actual vocalising. All this lip synch is not fair on an artiste of his magnitude. Had he insisted, the studio bosses, morons most of them, might have obliged leaving us irrefutable proof of his supremacy. The lip synch detracts from his film appearances. And makes a mockery of his undoubted gifts.
Larissa Fedotova
ДОБРЫЙ ДЕНЬ ИЛИ ВЕЧЕР ДРУЗЬЯ МАРИО ЛАНЦА!!!!АРИЯ ИЗ ОПЕРЫ АИДА ,ОДНА ИЗ МОИХ ЛЮБИМЫХ АРИЙ В ИСПОЛНЕНИИ ВЕЛИКОГО ОРФЕЯ ЛУЧШЕ МАРИО ЛАНЦА НИКТО НЕ ПОЕТ.НАДЕЮСЬ -ВЫ СОМНОЙ СОГЛАСТНЫ!!!!С УВ ЛЕХТ ЭСТОНИЯ