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Barnes & Noble - Benjamin Ivry
Any self-respecting fan of the splashy Hollywood tenor will already own his immortal renditions of "Be My Love" and other pop classics. But Mario Lanza excelled at opera too, and this compelling CD is chock full of arias by Verdi, Bizet, Leoncavallo, and others. Lanza's lasting charms are clear in Giordano's "Amor ti vieta," where he begins as a hushed, caressing suitor. By the triumphant final note, we know the result of the lover's quest. "Federico's Lament" from Cilea's "L'Arlesiana" is heartbreakingly autobiographical singing, expressing a world of distress and personal tragedy. With duos by able sopranos like the underrated Jean Fenn and Licia Albanese, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Benjamin Ivry
Any self-respecting fan of the splashy Hollywood tenor will already own his immortal renditions of "Be My Love" and other pop classics. But Mario Lanza excelled at opera too, and this compelling CD is chock full of arias by Verdi, Bizet, Leoncavallo, and others. Lanza's lasting charms are clear in Giordano's "Amor ti vieta," where he begins as a hushed, caressing suitor. By the triumphant final note, we know the result of the lover's quest. "Federico's Lament" from Cilea's "L'Arlesiana" is heartbreakingly autobiographical singing, expressing a world of distress and personal tragedy. With duos by able sopranos like the underrated Jean Fenn and Licia Albanese, Toscanini's Mimì, this disc is an irresistibly moving experience for all Mario-philes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/1999
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 090266349128
  • Catalog Number: 63491
  • Sales rank: 27,049

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mario Lanza Primary Artist, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Ray Heindorf Conductor
Licia Albanese Soprano (Vocal), Track Performer
Ray Sinatra Conductor
Constantine Callinicos Conductor
The Orchestra Ensemble
Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra, Naples Performing Ensemble
Elaine Malbin Soprano (Vocal)
Jakob Gimpel Piano
Jean Fenn Soprano (Vocal)
Elaine Malbin Soprano (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Georges Bizet Composer
Umberto Giordano Composer
Ruggero Leoncavallo Composer
Giacomo Puccini Composer
Giuseppe Verdi Composer
Friedrich von Flotow Composer
Francesco Cilèa Composer
Giacomo Meyerbeer Composer
Richard Dombrowski Art Direction
Marian Conaty Engineer
Derek Mannering Liner Notes
Harold Hagopian Reissue Producer
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