Verdi, Puccini, Leoncavallo and others

Verdi, Puccini, Leoncavallo and others

by Mario Lanza


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Verdi, Puccini, Leoncavallo and others

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/10/1999
Label: Rca
UPC: 0090266349128
catalogNumber: 63491

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
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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