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Subject: Re: Mario Lanza
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 2 Feb 2017 13:26:34 -0500
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Starting with THE LAND OF SMILES - fat chance in today's environment
where the impeccably innocent MIKADO gets maligned.

Look out BUTTERFLY and AIDA; you're days are numbered!

dtmk


On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 12:21 AM, Clarissa Cheer
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I love operettas - missed the "Student Prince." Mario Lanza was a lengendary
> tenor and a huge star when I was a teenager. His voice was thrilling in
> opera as well as pop songs like "Be my love." Now, his Hollywood pictures
> are dated, but few can match his voice even today, or his success.
>
> Lets bring back operettas!
>
> Clarissa Lablache
>
>
>
>> From: Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
>> Reply-To: Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
>> Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:56:20 -0500
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: Mario Lanza
>>
>> Don't know if anyone remembers the old Tony Randall Show, but it had a
>> recurring character named Mario Lanza. The joke was that he had no idea
>> there was another Mario Lanza.
>>
>> "I'd like you to meet Mario Lanza."
>> "Any relation?"
>> "To whom?"
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Discussion of opera and related issues
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kurt Youngmann
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 2:48 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: Matio Lanza
>>
>> Sorry, Bob
>>
>> Occasionally I disagree with you. This is one of those times.
>>
>> Student Prince the movie desecrated Student Prince the operetta. Almost
>> nothing in the film resembles anything in the operetta. The Prince is turned
>> into a cad who is very hard to like. The important role of Dr. Engels is all
>> but eliminated. The beautiful serenade changes from an ensemble to a solo.
>> There's much more but it's been quite a while since I've seen it so that's
>> all I can remember. I thoroughly dislike this movie despite Lanza's singing.
>>
>> Kurt Youngmann
>>
>>
>>> On Jan 31, 2017, at 8:45 AM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>> I have ambivalent feelings about a lot of his work, but I do think
>>> that he is in spectacular vocal shape in "The Student Prince", which
>>> will. be shown at 2:00 pm, NY time. It's not a bad movie, at all, as
>>> these things go.
>>
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