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The Newton Free Library presents: Mario Lanza at 101: A Tribute to the great American Tenor
March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Erika Reitshamer for a lecture that examines the extraordinary rise, fall – and posthumous rehabilitation – of the most controversial tenor of the 20th century – Mario Lanza. The name Mario Lanza did not belong in the hallowed halls of great opera singers. He owed his popularity to second-rate Hollywood movies and sang classical arias and pop songs to the masses that adored him. He also inspired the biggest names in opera to turn to the craft with his film The Great Caruso. It is time to reassess Mario Lanza at the centennial of his birth!
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