Renowned as Ireland’s finest tenor, Mr. Kearns is best known as the founding member of the Irish Tenors and continues to tour with them yearly. Inspired by Mario Lanza, as many other great tenors have been, Mr. Kearns also has a successful solo career. Our humble thanks for his support in keeping the voice and memory of Mario Lanza alive, as well as his support in making our Lanza Legend newsletter and this Official Mario Lanza web site the very best possible.
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Anthony—like Mario, you know that singing must come from the heart. You understand why he said, “I sing each word as though it were my last on earth.” Like him, you are a showman, with a talent to amuse as well as inspire. Like so many, you were inspired by him. As he did, so too do you bring joy to the lives of millions. Your “Danny Boy” and “Wild Irish Rose” touch the soul as his did. In Mario’s case, of course, his “wild Irish rose” was none other than his beloved wife, Betty. Were their son Damon still with us he would have been, as Lanza Legend’s co-founder, overjoyed at your acceptance of this position, as are we who remain to keep the flame of love burning for Mario Lanza.
The Lanza Legend Team.
“Without a song the day would never end,
Without a song the road would never bend
When things go wrong a man ain’t got a friend,
Without a song!”
Co-founder of the Lanza Legend newsletter and official Mario Lanza web site, Damon worked tirelessly along side his best friend Bob Dolfi, to keep the voice and memory of his father alive. Damon believed that this site would help connect his father’s international fan base, allowing them to share their fondest memories and stories about his father while educating those new to the Lanza world. He also traveled the world to visit his father’s fan clubs and anyone who met him, never forgot him.
A kind and gentle-giant, Damon had an infectious smile and no one will ever forget him. Sadly, he passed away on August 16, 2008 of a heart attack at the tender age of 55. Lanza fans all over the world, and at home, were shocked at the news and we all still grieve for this wonderful man.
Bob, Marlene D’Attanasio and Lindsay Perigo will strive to continue to keep the voice and memory of Mario Lanza alive, as well as our dear friend Damon Lanza.
“We miss you, buddy.”
See Bob's Message below.