Mario Lanza “The Great Caruso”

$169.95

Mario Lanza grew up listening to Caruso at home for years before his performing career began. Performing in the file “The Great Caruso” was a labour of love. These recordings reveal the ease and confidence few tenors, if any, have brought to their performances. A true listening joy.  

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Description

The five records are MINT. They have been sitting in storage for decades.
They were a special collectors edition US mono 45 rpm release in 1953.

The very successful original release was a set of 4×Shellac, 12″, 78 RPM, in album format and in Canada as a long play ( LM-1127 ).

The special remastered collectors 1953 edition used the best vinyl available then, to minimize surface noise and cross thru clicks.

Questa O Quella ( The one is as far as the other )
– Verdi, Rigoletto:Act I, Constantine Callinicos Conductor, 49-3201-A
La Donna E Mobile ( Woman is Fickle )
– Verdi, Rigoletto:Act IV, Constantine Callinicos Conductor, 49-3202-A
Parmi Veder Le Lagrime ( Art thou weeping? )
– Verdi, Rigoletto:Act II, Constantine Callinicos Conductor, 49-3203-A
Recondita Armonia ( Strange Harmony of Contrasts )
– Puccini, La Tosca:Act I, Constantine Callinicos Conductor, 49-3204-A
E Lucevan Le Stelle ( The stars were brightly shining )
– Puccini, La Tosca:Act III, Constantine Callinicos Conductor, 49-3204-B
Una Furtiva Lagrima ( A Furtive Tear )
– Donizetti, L’Elisir D’Amore:Act II, Constantine Callinicos Conductor, 49-3203-B
Cielo E Mar! ( Heaven and Ocean! )
– Ponchielli, La Gioconda:Act II, Constantine Callinicos Conductor, 49-3202-B
Vesti La Giubba ( On with the Play )
– Leoncavallo, I Pagliacci:Act 1, Constantine Callinicos Conductor, 49-3201-B
Marechiare
– Tosti, words by Di Giacomo, Constantine Callinicos Conductor, 49-3435-A
A Vucchella
– Tosti, words by G. d’Annunzio, Constantine Callinicos Conductor, 49-3435-B