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Kristine CimmyPerson was signed in when posted
10:57 PM ET (US)
Blessed Passover and Happy Easter! I forgot to mention, Anna Magnani was also in "The Secret of Santa Vittoria". When Mario Lanza appeared in England, did Sir Winston Churchill attend the Command Performances with Queen Elizabeth ? I wonder if he was a fan of Mario Lanza ? I heard he liked Deanna Durbin. Any more CD's of Mario Lanza, being released ? Marvin Gaye postage stamps are out, now. Maybe one day, hopefully, Mario Lanza will be on stamps.
gary n.s.Person was signed in when posted
10:44 PM ET (US)

Dennis..many thanks for your kind words..I am glad you enjoyed. The link above is another wonderful Mario...Mario Frangoulis who I have followed for several years. He is a wonderful singer and truly has a passion for music which comes across as he speaks. Cheers..Gary
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Dennis1Person was signed in when posted
09:27 PM ET (US)
Gary from Nova Scotia, you are a joy! Welcome back and I have enjoyed the links you are providing. Of course, once I go to a link, then there are other related sites and I end up with a couple of hours of watching. Again, it is so refreshing to have you providing stimulating information.
gary n.s.Person was signed in when posted
09:41 PM ET (US)

I remember years ago posting here about one of my most favourite Neapolitan songs..Indeed Core n'Grato still remains just that and hearing it sung by some of the best tenors is always a wonderful treat to the ears and the heart. Cheers..Gary.
gary n.s.Person was signed in when posted
09:15 PM ET (US)
Hi Barbara..indeed they have reached a plateau..I would be happy to see them all enjoy success as individual singers, as you say. Piero Barone is my favourite of the three and I believe his lovely voice can be developed over time making him an excellent tenor. Cheers..Gary.
Barbara CliftonPerson was signed in when posted
01:33 PM ET (US)
(Diane Cox) Il Volo has been singing together about 10 years, and last year plus this year, they seem to have reached a plateau - where most of their songs follow a pattern and if you listen to 5-6 in a row, they sound alike. Still have high hopes for them individually.
gary n.s.Person was signed in when posted
10:16 AM ET (US)
And speaking of young tenors such as Mark Vincent, I also have enjoyed Il Volo the last 2 or 3 years. These three young Italian men do a fine job with Nessun Dorma while Placido directs. It is great seeing young tenors singing with such love of the music. Cheers..Gary

Martino1Person was signed in when posted
06:36 AM ET (US)
Gary, email sent to you.
gary n.s.Person was signed in when posted
09:52 PM ET (US)
Martino, could you kindly contact myself at my e-m: dgm56buick@gmail.com Many thanks..Gary
gary n.s.Person was signed in when posted
09:42 PM ET (US)
No doubt this young man has been seen and discussed, here but I want to share his delightful "duet" as Mark Vincent sings Because You're Mine. Obviously Mark is a huge fan of Mario. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO9PawEuTvY Cheers..Gary
Kristine CimmyPerson was signed in when posted
06:28 PM ET (US)
I'm facebook friends with Sergio Franchi's widow and she has a foundation in his name. He only made the one movie "The Secret of Santa Vittoria" with Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi, Renato Rascel and appeared in a Broadway Musical "Do I Hear A Waltz ?" with Elizabeth Allen and songs by Richard Rodgers(he never had another partner, after Oscar Hammerstein II passed away). It was a musical version of the movie "Summertime"(starring Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi). In the 1980's, Sylvia Fine(wife of Danny Kaye)hosted a t.v. musical show of scenes from Broadway Musicals. Sergio Franchi and Bonnie Franklin did a scene from "South Pacific". She played Nellie Forbush and Sergio was Emile deBecque. She sang "Wonder How It Feels", then,he sang "Some Enchanted Evening". My late parents and I knew a comedian-radio talk show host, Ralph Romano, who was from Rutland, Vermont. He hosted a radio talk show, in Utica, N.Y. from 1971 -1973 . Ralph knew Palumbo's in Philadelphia, knew Sergio Franchi and Frankie Laine.
Kristine CimmyPerson was signed in when posted
06:16 PM ET (US)
Tenor , Alfredo Sidel or Sadel ? sang "Granada" as did Deanna Durbin in one of her movies. I receive catalogs in the mail which sell CD's of music of the past. They sell songs by Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Jane Powell, even, Buddy Holly, Elvis, Bill Haley &The Comets, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, etc. Mario Lanza is included, either, combined with other singers of the '50's or by himself. The Best of Everything with Mario Lanza is sold through these catalogs. One such CD is Leading Men of Hollywood , Singing, including Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, James Cagney("Yankee Doodle Dandy" ) and of course, Mario Lanza. So, he is being heard and maybe a new generation sees the CD's in these catalogs.
Fred DayPerson was signed in when posted
05:18 PM ET (US)
Len: You are absolutely right, of course. Caruso recorded a different song, an older song, called A Granada, written by Alvarez. Alvarez also wrote La Partida. Caruso recorded both of those 2 songs by Alvarez. Alfredo Kraus also recorded both of those 2 Alvarez songs. There are 4 different songs about the city of Granada. Such errors are rather common. Wikipedia should be informed. Ciao.
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Len (UK)Person was signed in when posted
03:47 PM ET (US)
I am unsure whether to laugh or cry. According to Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agust%C3%ADn_Lara the song ‘Granada’ was published in 1932 and was sung by Caruso among others. We all know that Caruso died in 1921.
gary n.s.Person was signed in when posted
07:52 PM ET (US)
A clip showing Sergio on the Sullivan show....Cheers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfpsISoL_s8
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