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Episode 5 Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods

Episode 5 Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods

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Profile of American singer and actor Mario Lanza, whose golden tenor voice and good looks captured post-war audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. The first male opera superstar, Lanza influenced artists from Elvis Presley to the Three Tenors, but became plagued by self-doubt and took refuge in alcohol and binge-eating before his untimely death at the age of 39.


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