At the age 14, he took on singing lessons with Maestro Attilio Staffelli, a professor at the Conservatory of San Pietro a Majella. Soon, Mario's voice was heard in one of Galleria Umberto I, thanks to one of his uncles. At that event, Vincenzo Acampora noticed Mario's talent and proposed him to sing at the Piedigrotta Festival, a well-known local show. Mario started his career at the age of 17, when he sang Nuvole D’Ammore.
That night, he shared the stage with famous artists such as Giacomo Rondinella, Tecla Scarano and Nicla Di Bruno. Soon, his fame started to build as he performed with famous singers Gennaro Pasquariello and Claudio Villa in Porta Capuana. In 1961, Mario Trevi was invited to Totò's house, a well-known comedian, in Rome, who asked him to sing Malafemmena, a famous song written by Totò himself. During his career, Mario Trevi has recorded more than eight hundred songs and has participated in ten Festival of Naples. In 1959, he recorded the first series of 78's with the Royal records.
Among Mario Trevi's famous songs several have become classics, such as Indifferentemente (1963), Mare Verde (1961, written by Giuseppe Marotta), Me Parlano 'e Te (1964, written by the poet Salvatore Palomba and music by Antonio Vian), Settembre Cu' Mme' (1962, written by Renato flowers and music by Antonio Vian), and Cara Busciarda (1969, directed by Eduardo Alfieri). Because of his successful career, Mario Trevi was appointed to the Encyclopedia of the Neapolitan song by Ettore De Mura. In 1973 Trevi devoted himself to a new musical genre known as "songs of the underworld," and to the sceneggiata. Among many of his plays, 'A Paggella, brought so much success that was filmed in 1980 and directed by Ninì Grassia, starring Mario Trevi, Marc Porel, Rosalia Maggio, Beniamino Maggio, Marzio Onorato, Marisa Laurito. In 1981 he was schedule to play in another movie, 'O Carabiniere, but he ended up turning down the opportunity and his character was played by Fabio Testi.
In 1978, Mario Trevi took on tours to the U.S. and Canada. In New York, he sang at the Madison Square Garden, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and at the Kenkiol Theatre. He also participated in a tour in Europe and worked side by side with other Italian artists such as, Luciano Tajoli, Nilla Pizzi, and Claudio Villa.
In 1995 he recorded an album with Zeus Record, a record making company, where he sang Pino Daniele’s songs. In 1997 he was invited by Paolo Limiti in the show Ci vediamo in Tv and in 2001, Piero Chiambretti and Fabio Fazio invited him to the Festival della canzone italiana to represent the Neapolitan song genre. Mario Trevi also participated in television shows such as Canzonissima, Napoli Contro Tutti, Scala Reale, Canzoni alla Finestra, 4 Passi Tra Le Note, Il Paroliere, Questo Sconosciuto, 15 Minuti Con ..., La Fiera dei Sogni, Senza Rete, Napoli Prima e Dopo,Viva Napoli, Domenica In,Mezzogiorno In Famiglia, La vita in diretta. On November 26, 2005 Mario Trevi was appointed, Knight of Malta, together with Bruno Venturini and Mario Merola. Mario Trevi (2005) On September 22, 2009 Mario Trevi inaugurated its official website and entered the world of YouTube. On September 24, 2009 he participated in the Premio Carosone 2009, held at the Arena Flegrea, Mostra d'Oltremare in Naples, where he sang Indifferentemente, Scalinatella and Giacca Rossa ‘e Russetto.
On November 4, Mario participated in the show Omaggio a Sergio Bruni (Tribute to Sergio Bruni) where he sang the songs Lusingame and Carmela, and paired with Enzo Gragnaniello in singing Indifferentemente.On April 17, 2010 Mario Trevi starred a new beginning with Luna Bianca, a live concert created to tour Italy. In Luna Bianca, Trevi is accompanied by six young members of the Orchestra Luna Bianca and two young voices, performing the revisiting classic Neapolitan songs with new music arrangements consisting of accelerated rhythms combined with the folklore of the Neapolitan song, a remake Turbo-folk genre. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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