Mario Lanza Hollywood Tenor by First Coast Opera

On Friday, October 28th, First Coast Opera explored the brief, shining career of iconic American tenor and heartthrob, Mario Lanza (1921-1959).  A packed house heard live performances of selections from his films The Student Prince, The Toast of New Orleans, The Great Caruso, and others in the unique “swimming pool” of The Lightner Museum in downtown Saint Augustine. The singers accompanied by a 1910 Steinway grand piano were absolutely at their best, evident by the thundering applause of the audience.