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Julie PagePerson was signed in when posted
11-13-2019
12:28 PM ET (US)
Nice entryway Bill. Will we be able to see a photo of the entire location soon.? We have the mailing address, but what is the actual street address? Thanks.
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
11-11-2019
11:18 PM ET (US)
Hi Fred,

Truth be told you are right about Desert Song, but his singing In Vagabond King outdid it, so I stretched the truth!

I wish he did a Lord's Prayer but I think Callinicos just wants to end his book with hope.

I did not know about a third Celeste Aida. If it is not on youtube, then chances are slim of finding it. Most of all the Hollywood Bowl concerts were recorded and sound fresh.
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Fred DayPerson was signed in when posted
11-11-2019
09:57 PM ET (US)
One more lost recording: At Lanza's 3rd Hollywood Bowl concert of August 1949, he sang Celeste Aida - that has never been found. Fortunately we do have the lovely Rigoletto love duet with Mary Jane Smith. We can only hope that someday the Celeste Aida will be found, but the chances are very slim. Ciao.
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Fred DayPerson was signed in when posted
11-11-2019
09:46 PM ET (US)
Sam: The Vagabond King recordings from July 1959 were his next to last recordings. The Desert Song recordings from August 1959 were his last. The Lord's Prayer of Sept 10, 1959 with Callinicos at the piano, has never been found. (If it was ever actually made - there is some doubt.) Ciao.
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
11-11-2019
06:42 PM ET (US)
Derek McGovern's site has always looked like CLASS. And in spades. His efforts will be so much appreciated by anyone who visits it. One page in particular includes rare performances both live and recorded. Follow this link:
https://www.mariolanzatenor.com/audio-conc...vate-recordings.htm land you will be on one of the most exciting pages. Youthful recordings, recordings that boosted him to fame as L. B. Mayer watched in the audience planning to give him screen tests.For me, the most mind blowing is Mario's very, very last reording on earth. It is Only A Rose from The Vagabond King. This recording is pure Lanza, stripped of his female partner who would add her part after his death. This is July 1959 and he died in October of that year. It is slower paced than what he did for the Vagabond King album. Wait until you hear the last, long held note. He sounds like a very healthy man despite the reality. So, come and listen and enjoy....
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Fred DayPerson was signed in when posted
11-11-2019
10:04 AM ET (US)
Valeria: Thank you for the information. Martino: You are most welcome. Ciao.
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Martino1Person was signed in when posted
11-11-2019
08:33 AM ET (US)
Thank you Fred, for answering my question on how, or if, Tracy Bregman was related to Mario Lanza. Google told me she was the daughter of the composer Buddy Bregman but I did not know Ellisa's husband was Buddy's brother. Now it comes together.
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Valeria PugiottoPerson was signed in when posted
11-11-2019
01:50 AM ET (US)
Fred,
Ellisa’s children are called Nick and Tony. They are both in their 40s. Nick is married and has 1 son. Tony has a partner and has just had a baby boy.
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Kristine CimmyPerson was signed in when posted
11-10-2019
10:02 PM ET (US)
I'd like to send Ellisa, a message, too. I am facebook friends with Barry Bregman, who is son of Buddy Bregman, I think, and Jack and Flo Haley were related to him. Jule Styne was Bregman's uncle. Last year, Ellisa Lanza Bregman received the Camellia Award, for her charitable work in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Fred DayPerson was signed in when posted
11-10-2019
10:02 PM ET (US)
Question: I know that Bobby & Ellisa have 2 sons. I forget their names. Have the 2 sons married?? Do the 2 sons have any children?? Curious. Ciao.
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Fred DayPerson was signed in when posted
11-10-2019
09:52 PM ET (US)
Note: Bobby Bregman is the husband of Ellisa Lanza Bregman. The late great jazz musician Buddy Bregman was Bobby's elder brother. Ciao.
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
11-10-2019
12:25 PM ET (US)
That is an easy question to answer as Bregman is the husband of Elissa!

Now here is something I found quite Interesting. I emailed it to a couple people on Rense, but this will be more wide spread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO9PawEuTvY Here is a wonderful piece! Tenor Mark Vincent does a Virtual Duet on Because Your Mine with Mario. Vincent is exc. and sings with passion and a nice Spinto quality. Then comes Mario and you hear immediately that sweetness in the big voice. The sweet\ness coupled with power that no other tenor has. At the end it gets even more interesting as they harmonize together to an exciting finale .
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Derek MainwaringPerson was signed in when posted
11-10-2019
12:24 PM ET (US)
Sam, your wish for more movie clips in the "Best of Everything" documentary is understandable. Most Lanza fans felt the same about the dearth of film material in Mark Kidel's excellent tribute as well, "Singing to the Gods." In both cases the problem was the same: the exorbitant cost of securing copyright clearance from Warners. Both documentaries had limited budgets that made it impossible to secure a costly quota of MGM and WB excerpts. The fact that the documentaries still turned out so well is a tribute to the skill and commitment of their directors, Alan Byron and Mark Kidel.

Channel 4 in London had the same problem with an earlier tribute I was involved with, "And God Created Tenors." The movie clips cost too much at that time too, though in that instance the problem was resolved beautifully. I suggested to the producer that she look in the archives and see if there was any trace of Mario's appearance at the Palladium, a recording of which I had been told was lost. You can imagine my delight when I turned up at the studio for my interview and was greeted with a complete copy on VHS of the Mario's entire performance. That was how the Palladium tape first came to light.

I'll mention to Ellisa that you'd like to contact her and I'll see what she can do about getting you a signed photo from Tracy Bregman. Tracy is the late Buddy Bregman's daughter, Martino.
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Martino1Person was signed in when posted
11-10-2019
10:39 AM ET (US)
Sam, I googled Bregman and "The Young and Restless" and I came up with an actress known as Tracy Bregman. Who is she in relationship to Mario Lanza, if any?
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
11-10-2019
10:01 AM ET (US)
Hi Derek! I was just watching you in the Lanza The Best Of Everything DVD. It is an exc documentary and you contributed much to it. My only criticism is that had hoped that Mario's musical segments were longer and not so interrupted by the narrators.

Would you get me Ellisa's email address?. I would like to "talk" to her. Last time I saw her was with Damon at the Met Tribute to our "boy".

Also I am still wanting a signed photo of dear Ms Bregman, who is still on "The Young And The Restless"and still looks great, she doesn't' seem to age.
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
11-10-2019
08:16 AM ET (US)
Bill, I love the "look" of the new Museum door. Even though unfinished the design of the door feels like the portal to something special. Looking forward to seeing it done!
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