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The Essential Mario Lanza


Release Date: 04/03/2007 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 707409   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGaetano DonizettiGiacomo PucciniNicholas Brodszky,   ... 
Performer:  Mario Lanza
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes valencia by various composers. Soloist: Mario Lanza. Includes valencia by various composers. Soloist: Mario Lanza. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
2.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
3.
The Toast of New Orleans: Be My Love by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
4.
The New Moon: Softly, as in a morning sunrise by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
5.
Student Prince: Serenade by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
6.
Student Prince: Golden Days by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
7.
Student Prince: Drink, Drink, Drink by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
8.
Student Prince: Deep in my Heart, Dear by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
9.
Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Traditional
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Written: Ireland 
10.
Granada by Agustín Lara
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Mexico 
11.
Student Prince: I'll walk with God [written for the film version] by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Modern 
Written: United States of Ame 
12.
Student Prince: Beloved [written for the film version] by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
13.
Because You're Mine: Because You're Mine by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
14.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
15.
Valencia by José Padilla
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
16.
The loveliest night of the year by Irving Aaronson
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
17.
Sadko: no 4, Song of the Indian Guest by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; Russia 
18.
Because by Guy d' Hardelot
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Written: 1902 
19.
'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
20.
Firefly: Donkey serenade by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; USA 
21.
Carousel: If I loved you by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
22.
Funiculì funiculà by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Naples, Italy 
23.
Arrivederci, Roma by Renato Rascel
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
24.
Carousel: You'll never walk alone by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
25.
Come Prima by S. Paolo Taccani
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; Italy 
26.
Santa Lucia by Traditional
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1860; Italy 
27.
Kismet: And this is my beloved by George Forrest
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
28.
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Written: 1876 
29.
Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
30.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
31.
Naughty Marietta: Ah! Sweet mystery of life by Victor Herbert
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; USA 
32.
Canta pe' me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
33.
Santa Lucia luntana by E. A. Mario
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Italy 
34.
Memories by Egbert Anson Van Alstyne
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; USA 
35.
Spring is Here: With a song in my heart by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
36.
L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
37.
Temptation by Nacio Herb Brown
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933 
38.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
39.
Fenesta che lucive, song by Guglielmo Cottrau
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
40.
A Night to remember by Martin Kalmanoff
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Contemporary 
41.
Somewhere a Voice is Calling by Arthur F. Tate
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; England 
42.
Very Warm for May: All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
43.
Passiune by Libero Bovio
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
44.
One Night of Love: One night of love by Victor Schertzinger
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934 
45.
Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 

Sound Samples

Be My Love (from "The Toast of New Orleans")
Drink, Drink, Drink (From "The Student Prince")
Act IV: La donna è mobile
Danny Boy
Granada
Because You're Mine (From "Because You're Mine")
Ave Maria
Valencia
The Loveliest Night of the Year (From "The Great Caruso")
Song of India
Because
O sole mio
The Donkey Serenade (From "Firefly")
If I Loved You (from "Carousel")
Serenade (From "The Student Prince")
Funiculi, funicula
Golden Days (From "The Student Prince")
Arrivederci, Roma (featured in "The Seven Hills of Rome")
You'll Never Walk Alone
Beloved (From "The Student Prince")
Come prima (From "For the First Time")
Act III: E lucevan le stelle
Santa Lucia
I'll Walk With God
And This is My Beloved (from "Kismet")
Act II: Cielo e mar
Deep In My Heart, Dear (from "The Student Prince")
Core 'ngrato
Act II: Una furtiva lagrima
Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
Canta pe' me
Santa Lucia luntana
Memories
With a Song in My Heart (from "Spring Is Here")
Act IV: O paradiso!
Temptation (from "Going Hollywood")
Act I: Celeste Aida
Fenesta che lucive
A Night to Remember
Non ti scordar di me
Somewhere a Voice Is Calling
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
All the Things You Are (From "Very Warm for May")
Passione
One Night of Love (From "One Night of Love")
La danza

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 The Greatest Voice I Ever Heard!!! September 1, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "Let me state at the outset that I am not generally a great fan of the opera or vocal music in general. I am a died-in-the-wool fanatic for symphonic and orchestral music. Oh, I enjoy much of Bizet's works, Richard Wagner's orchestral suites, most of Verdi's work - including some of his arias, Rossini's overtures, and I admit to having a weakness for some of the great vocalists over the years - Iussi Bjorling, Mario Del Monico, Placido Domingo et al - but I could never get into hard core opera, and popular vocal trash leaves me totally cold. All that being said, this 2-disc set of Mario Lanza is absolutely to die for!! Mario has the greatest voice, bar none, that I have ever heard in all my 75 years. His renditions of Granada and Valencia are enough to send shivers up your spine - but I could repeat that statement for every cut on this 2-disc set.

The sound leaves something to be desired on both discs. There is some surface noise present between all of the selections, and the accompanying players do not always sound at their best, but all that is immediately forgotten once Lanza's extraordinay voice takes over. In spite of the recording shortcomings, I would give this set 10 stars if I could. What a shame Lanza had to die so young! The world of music will never again see his equal."
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