Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods

Episode 5 Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods



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.