Goodfellas star was an opera singer at heartOpera
The true love of Paul Sorvino’s life was opera.
He might have played a Mafia gangster in Marin Scorsese’s Goodfellas (1990) but the fantasy f this Brooklyn boy was always to sing at the Met.
This is the closest he got:
It wasn’t until he was over 60 that Sorvino started to realize his dream of singing in a big stage production: in the New York City Opera’s The Most Happy Fella at the New York State Theater in 2006; guest-starring on the 2008 album of Neapolitan singer Eddy Napoli, Napulitanata, performing a duet of “Luna Rossa”; and playing the terminally ill genetics mogul Rottissimo “Rotti” Largo in the 2008 musical film Repo! The Genetic Opera.
Sorvino died this week in Florida, aged 83.