Read about Mario Lanza on IMDb!http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0487292/
После долгой отлучки (отпуск) возвращаюсь к святым обязанностям - то есть к работе, к Интернету (далее - ЖЖ и наше сообщество)Приветствую новых участников, надеюсь, у нас получатся интересные беседы и сложится дружеская обстановка:) Как говорится, добро пожаловать!
Многих теноров современности можно назвать "заочными учениками" Марио Ланца, настолько сильно повлиял на их будущую жизнь пример великого тенора. Думаю, стоит рассказать о наиболее выдающихся людях, пришедших в оперу во многом благодаря Марио Ланца. Этому будут посвящены несколько постов.Первый из них:Хосе Каррерас.
Хосе Каррерас родился 5 декабря 1946 года в Испании в провинции Каталония, знаменитой гордыми людьми и выдающимися личностями. Талант голоса Хосе Каррераса проявился еще в раннем возрасте, когда он пел под записи Марио Ланца и Джузеппе ди Стефано.
Mario Lanza: A Speech by Armando CesariNote: The following speech by Armando Cesari, author of Mario Lanza: An American Tragedy (Baskerville, 2004), was given in Melbourne, Australia in May 2004.The questions I'm most often asked are: "What made you write a book on Mario Lanza?" and "Why the title 'An American Tragedy?' " The answer to the former is really quite simple. There are two main reasons, actually -- the first is to play tribute to a great voice and a great talent. The second -- and more important one -- is to set the record straight by dispelling the myths, falsehoods, distortions, and exaggerations that have been perpetuated about Lanza over more than 50 years.I thought the title An American Tragedy was appropriate, as it was indeed a tragedy that a talent of such magnitude was destined to remain unfulfilled. "Yes, but why Lanza," you may ask, "as opposed to other great operatic singers, or for that matter film idols of the 50s?"What was it about Lanza that set him apart -- that made him stand out? Why is it that he has been able to influence entire generations of up-and-coming opera singers? And why is he still listened to and talked about more than forty years after his premature death?The voice, of course! But it was more than just an exceptionally beautiful voice.As well as the voice, Lanza possessed all of the attributes that make a great singer: a solid technique combined with expression, perfect diction, and a feeling for the lyrics that made even the simplest of songs come alive. He had, in effect, all that is required for a great operatic career. Yet today Lanza is remembered essentially as a movie star and, in particular, for The Student Prince -- a film in which he didn't even appear and for which he only provided his singing voice for the soundtrack. So what happened? Why did Lanza end up making movies in Hollywood instead of conquering the operatic stage? We will examine this shortly, but first I thought that I should give you a little background about myself and how the book came to be.I discovered Mario Lanza in my teens. Music played a significant part in my family. My father, who died when I was two, played the violin, piano, and clarinet, so music and opera formed a natural part of our lives. The radio was always on and music (mainly operatic) was constantly being heard in the background. I would hear my mother and grandparents discussing various operas and opera singers, but at that stage I was mainly concerned with sport and didn't pay much attention to them. It was not until a few years later that I discovered Lanza.