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Mario Lanza - Opera Arias And Duets


Release Date: 08/10/1999 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63491   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo MeyerbeerGiuseppe VerdiUmberto GiordanoFrancesco Cilèa,   ... 
Performer:  Mario LanzaJean FennJakob GimpelElaine Malbin,   ... 
Conductor:  Constantin CallinicosRay SinatraRay Heindorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mario Lanza was a magnificent anomaly: one of the most famous opera singers of his day, he almost never appeared on the opera stage and never recorded a complete opera. Instead, he made pop records and movies in which he always sang, often opera, and sometimes, as in 'The Great Caruso,' even played the part of an opera star. His albums were best-sellers during the 1950s, and the soundtrack from the film version of Sigmund Romberg's operetta 'The Student Prince,' in which he starred, was the first LP of a movie soundtrack (or an operetta for that matter) to go gold. His untimely death at the age of 38 in 1959 was a shock to the entertainment world.
RCA has now compiled a collection of popular opera arias taken from various LPs, movies,
Read more and television tapings. Years later, Lanza's voice still stands out as unique: light, sweet, and lyrical yet capable of heroic flight, and like Andrea Bocelli's, poised in many ways between the realms of opera and pop music. How Lanza would have fared on stage we'll never know, but in the movies and on disc he'll always be a star. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/04/1950 
Venue:  Republic Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/02/1952 
Venue:  Live  Radio Recorder Studio, Los Angeles, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Andrea Chénier: Un dì all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/18/1950 
Venue:  Republic Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/18/1950 
Venue:  Republic Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897/1937; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/16/1952 
Venue:  Live  Radio Recorder Studio, Los Angeles, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jean Fenn (Soprano), Mario Lanza (Tenor), Jakob Gimpel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/05/1955 
Venue:  Warner Brothers Studio, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
La Bohème: Musette! O gioia della mia dimora... Testa adorato by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/27/1952 
Venue:  Live  Radio Recorder Studio, Los Angeles, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 03/07/1952 
Venue:  Live  Radio Recorder Studio, Los Angeles, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
9.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/06/1952 
Venue:  Live  Radio Recorder Studio, Los Angeles, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene...O quanti occhi fisi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor), Elaine Malbin (Soprano)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/11/1950 
Venue:  Live  Republic Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 8 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Stolta paura, l'amor..." 
11.
Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/04/1950 
Venue:  Republic Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Otello: Dio ti giocondi, o sposo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Licia Albanese (Soprano), Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Heindorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/22/1955 
Venue:  Warner Brothers Studio, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 14 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
I Pagliacci: Un tal gioco by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/20/1952 
Venue:  Live  Radio Recorder Studio, Los Angeles, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/24/1951 
Venue:  Live  Radio Recorder Studio, Los Angeles, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Heindorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/21/1955 
Venue:  Warner Brothers Studio, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/28/1952 
Venue:  Live  Radio Recorder Studio, Los Angeles, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Celeste Aida
Amor ti vieta
Un dì, all'azzurro spazio
O soave fanciulla
La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
O paradiso, sorti de l'onde
Un tal gioco, credetemi
Stolta paura l'amor
La donna è mobile
Vesti la giubba
M'apparì, tutt' amor
Nessun dorma
Testa adorata
Come un bel dì di maggio
Lamento di Federico
Dio ti giocondi

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