Where’s Mario? A tenor’s missing centenary…main
Next week marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mario del Monaco.
A repository of the great tradition, Mario enjoyed a huge international career after the War in all major houses. Posterity has been less kind to his memory, eclipsing him between the long shadows of Bjorling and Pavarotti.
Mario deserves better.
There is a splendid audio, film and photographic tribute here. Watch this genius interviewer: