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ERIC MYERS reveals the backstory of Mario Lanza's The Great Caruso, the most influential opera movie ever.  

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Lanza in The Great Caruso, singing excerpts from La Gioconda
© MGM/Photofest 2010 
Once every few decades something happens to nudge opera off the sidelines and give it a push before a broader public. Today, it's the Met's HD broadcasts. Twenty years ago, it was The Three Tenors. Fo...

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Current Issue: August 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 2