A FanFaire-SONY Masterworks / Cinemedia CD GIVEAWAY
FanFaire is happy to partner with CineMedia and Sony Masterworks in a GIVEAWAY of five double CD sets of tenor MARIO LANZA’s beloved songs. The songs were compiled and organized by Lanza biographer Derek Mannering who thoughtfully grouped the songs into the “movie years” (on disc one) and the “songs of love and longing” (on disc two). Some of the songs on the discs are being released for the first time! The GIVEAWAY ends November 15, 2013.
As FanFaire’s Mario Lanza pages show, it was through his movies that Mario Lanza popularized opera’s most beloved arias, doing more than any tenor before and after his time to raise the public’s consciousness of the art form. And there can be no question that had Hollywood not “intervened”, Mario Lanza would have earned himself a very high place in the operatic firmament.
Listen to some selections from the two discs nad you’ll understand why MARIO LANZA was acknowledged by the great operatic tenors who came after him as their source of inspiration. Think “THREE TENORS: PAVAROTTI, DOMINGO and CARRERAS”, and then there’s RICHARD LEECH, and today’s much sought-after tenor from Malta, JOSEPH CALLEJA. (Visit FanFaire’s MARIO LANZA pages where you can read or watch/listen to their tributes.)
|“Serenade” – from The Student Prince / Disc 1 Track 10|
|La Donna è Mobile – from The Great Caruso / Disc 1 Track 3|
|The Best Things in Life are Free – Disc 2 Track 5|
|‘A-Vucchella – Disc 2 Track 6
Track 10: arr. arr. Louis Brassin”
There’s plenty MORE about the legendary and still much-loved MARIO LANZA in FanFaire ALSO, if you’re a true-blue Mario Lanza fan, we invite you to visit the FanFaire STORE and take a look at some rare, vintage outtakes from Mario Lanza’s recordings produced by his son Damon Lanza who sadly suddenly passed away a few years ago. Sales are limited to stock at hand. When they’re gone, they’re GONE!.