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Be My Love - Tribute To Mario Lanza / Joseph Calleja

Calleja / Bbc Concert Orchestra / Mercurio
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001743802  
Composer:  Nicholas BrodszkyAgustín LaraRenato RascelJuventino Rosas,   ... 
Performer:  Joseph Calleja
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert OrchestraNew London Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Blessed with a golden-age voice (The Sunday Times) that routinely inspires comparisons with legendary singers from earlier eras, Joseph Calleja follows the success of The Maltese Tenor with a tribute to one of the most popular tenors of all time; the unique star of the Hollywood musical - Mario Lanza.

This is an album that Joseph Calleja has always wanted to record. As a young boy in Malta he saw Lanza in the cult film The Great Caruso and was so captivated that he gave up his predilection for Metallica and Iron Maiden, and followed his dream to become an opera singer.

Born in America to Italian parents, Mario Lanza was an International screen idol and recording star with a fan base to rival Elvis Presley. The
Read more album includes all the Lanza evergreens including Be My Love (from The Toast of New Orleans) and You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel) as well as opera arias made famous by his movie performances, including Addio alla Madre (Cavalleria rusticana) and Nessun Dorma.

"Bags of elegance, passion and charm." -- The Guardian
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Toast of New Orleans: Be My Love by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
2.
Granada by Agustín Lara
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Mexico 
3.
Arrivederci, Roma by Renato Rascel
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
4.
The loveliest night of the year by Juventino Rosas
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Mexico 
5.
Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
6.
Student Prince: Serenade by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
7.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
8.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
9.
Canzoni napoletane (3): no 3, Marechiare by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Italy 
10.
Canzoni napoletane (3): no 1, 'A vucchella by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Italy 
11.
Parlami d'amore, Mariù by Cesare Andrea Bixio
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Italy 
12.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
13.
Because You're Mine: Because You're Mine by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra,  New London Singers
Period: 20th Century 
14.
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
15.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra,  New London Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
16.
Carousel: You'll never walk alone by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
17.
Because by Guy d' Hardelot
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Written: 1902 

Featured Sound Samples

Because You're Mine (Brodszky): Because You're Mine
Fedora (Giordano): "Amor ti vieta"
The Student Prince (Romberg): Serenade

Sound Samples

Be My Love
Granada
Arrivederci Roma
The Loveliest Night Of The Year
La Danza
Serenade
Pagliacci / Act 1: "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba"
Cavalleria rusticana: "Mamma, quel vino è generoso"
A Vuchella
Marechiare
Parlami d'amore, Mariù
La Gioconda / Act 2: "Cielo e mar!"
Fedora / Act 2: "Amor ti vieta"
Because You're Mine
Carmen / Act 2: "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"
Turandot / Act 3: "Nessun dorma"
Carousel: You'll Never Walk Alone
Because

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  4 Customer Reviews )
 Joseph Calleja Be my love ,A tribute to Mario La January 17, 2014 By M. Formosa (Victoria, BC) See All My Reviews "Joseph Calleja has the best silkiest voice for tenor I have ever heard.I own most of his CDs and they are all fabulous.Mary Formosa" Report Abuse
 Me encanto!! January 8, 2013 By Maria C A. (Richmond, CA) See All My Reviews "Yes, I loved it at first hear! I remember very well Mario Lanza (though some times the movies/recitals were kind of silly). The women in my family used to love him by the end of the 50's. But Joseph Calleja is another matter: he is one of the best tenors of these days; he sings in the best opera theaters; has a beautiful voice and a strong personality. Highly recommendable CD!" Report Abuse
 Calleja Sings Lanza's  December 26, 2012 By Thomas I. (Lebanon, PA) See All My Reviews "I've always enjoyed some of the songs that Mario Lanza chose to perform: The Loveliest Night of the Year, Be My Love, Romberg's Serenade, Parlami d'amore, Mariu, etc. It's quite interesting to learn of Joseph Calleja's great admiration for this tenor and to hear his own versions of this material. In the past I've always been somewhat bothered by Joseph Calleja's quick vibrato; however, for some reason, it doesn't bother me too much when he performs songs of this type. There are also a number of my favorite arias on this disc: Amor ti vieta and The Flower Song from CARMEN among them." Report Abuse
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