Mario Lanza sings “Be My Love” (Original 1950 recording)

American tenor of Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “Be My Love” with the Jeff Alexander Choir and Ray Sinatra as the conductor. Be My Love is a 1950 song written for Mario Lanza. Lyrics by the American lyricist, songwriter, and musician Sammy Cahn (June 18, 1913 – January 15, 1993), and music by the Russian-born …

Mario Lanza sings Mamma Mia, Che Vò Sapé?

The great American tenor with Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “Mamma Mia, Che Vò Sapé?”, a beautiful Neapolitan song written by the Italian composer Emanuele Nutile (1862-1932) in 1900, with lyrics by his fellow Neapolitan Ferdinando Russo (November 25, 1866 – January 30, 1927). From the 1949 Technicolor American musical romance film “That Midnight Kiss” …

Mario Lanza sings “Una Furtiva Lagrima”

The American tenor and Hollywood star with Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “Una furtiva lagrima”” (English: A furtive tear), a romanza from act 2, scene 8 of the Italian opera L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti. There are two videos in the post: the first one is from the 1949 American musical film “That Midnight Kiss”, starring …

Jussi Björling sings Till Havs (at sea)

One of the leading operatic tenors of the 20th century, Jussi Björling sings Till Havs (English: at sea). It is originally a poem by the Finnish-Swedish poet Jonathan Reuter, the opening words “Smokey and the ocean’s healthy wind”. In 1922, the song set to music by the Swedish composer Gustaf Nordqvist (born 12 February 1886 …

Ennio Morricone – Gabriel’s Oboe (Henrik Chaim Goldschmidt)

Danish oboist Henrik Chaim Goldschmidt performs the Italian composer Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe”, the main theme for the 1986 film The Mission directed by Roland Joffé. With the Faroe Islands Philharmonic Orchestra, January 10, 2009.

Mario Lanza sings “Arrivederci Roma”

The great American tenor and Hollywood film star with Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “Arrivederci Roma” (Goodbye Rome), from the 1958 Italian-American musical film “Seven Hills of Rome”. It was Lanza’s penultimate film. The composer of the song, Renato Rascel (27 April 1912 – 2 January 1991) also played in the movie. Lyrics of the song …

Juan Diego Flórez sings “Amapola”

Juan Diego Flórez, the Peruvian operatic tenor sings “Amapola”, a 1924 song by Cádiz-born composer José María Lacalle García (later Joseph Lacalle). At the Latino Inaugural, on January 20, 2013 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., USA.