Wednesday, 7 October 2009

50 Years Since Mario Lanza's Demise

On this day, 50 years ago, mankind lost one of the most beautiful voices ever, and a wife, parents and four children lost their husband, son and father. The all-too-warm heart of Mario Lanza's stopped beating and his voice silenced forever on October 7, 1959.

Guardian Angels by Harpo Marx is a lullaby, but I have never heard it as such; and if, then for a child who is seriously ill. I can't help the interpretation that the guardian angels are holding the delirious child's hand and, if he loses his fight, will show him to the paradise.

Rest in peace, Mario.

1 comment:

  1. God bless the poor tenor! His tragic demise was a sorrowful loss to the operatic realm and the world! I pray each night over many opera singers for they need our prayers sorely.