Mario Lanza sings “Drink, Drink, Drink” [From the 1954 film The Student Prince]

The legendary American tenor and Hollywood star of Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “Drink, drink, drink”, a spirited tenor aria from the operetta “The Student Prince,” which premiered in 1924. The operetta itself, with music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly, is based on Wilhelm Meyer-Förster’s play “Old Heidelberg.” In this …

Mario Lanza sings Come Prima

American tenor and Hollywood star of Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “Come Prima”, an Italian song, originally released in 1957. Its title translates to “Like Before” in English. From the 1959 musical film “For the First Time”. Directed by Rudolph Maté and starring Mario Lanza, Johanna von Koczian, Kurt Kasznar, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, it …

Gautier Capuçon plays Main Theme from Schindler’s List [John Williams]

Accompanied by the Orchestre National de Bretagne, the French cellist Gautier Capuçon plays Main Theme from Schindler’s List, a piece of film score composed by John Williams for Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film “Schindler’s List.” Conductor: Johanna Malangré.

Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson sing Be My Love

American actress and coloratura soprano Kathryn Grayson and the American tenor and Hollywood star of Italian origin Mario Lanza sing “Be My Love”, 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 American composer Nicholas …

The Three Tenors: My Way, Moon River, Because, and Singin’ in the Rain [A Tribute to Hollywood]

The most celebrated operatic singing trio of the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Three Tenors (Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, and Plácido Domingo) perform “A Tribute to Hollywood” at their legendary concert at the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium in July 1994. With the L.A. Philharmonic and the L.A. Music Center Opera Chorus conducted by Zubin …

Morricone: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly [Danish National Symphony Orchestra]

Conducted by Sarah Hicks, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir performs Ennio Morricone’s The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, the title song of the 1966 Western film of the same name, directed by the Italian director Sergio Leone (3 January 1929 – 30 April 1989).

Piovani: La Vita è Bella (Life is Beautiful) [Videnoff, Mannheimer Philharmoniker]

Conducted by Boian Videnoff, the Mannheimer Philharmoniker (Mannheim Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Italian composer Nicola Piovani’s 1998 Academy Award-winning score for La Vita è Bella (Life Is Beautiful), a 1997 Italian comedy-drama film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni. Concertmaster: Stefan Tarara, the German violinist. Recorded at the Rosengarten Mannheim on January 1, 2019.

Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson sing Vogliatemi bene

American actress and coloratura soprano Kathryn Grayson and the American tenor and Hollywood star of Italian origin Mario Lanza sing Vogliatemi bene, a famous Italian aria from the Act 1 of Giacomo Puccini’s 1904 opera “Madama Butterfly”. From the 1950 MGM musical film “The Toast of New Orleans”.

Philippe Jaroussky & Thibaut Garcia perform Bonfá: Manhã de Carnaval [from the 1959 film Orfeu Negro/Black Orpheus]

French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and the Franco-Spanish classical guitarist Thibaut Garcia perform “Manhã de Carnaval” (English: Carnival Morning), often referred to as “Black Orpheus”, a song by Brazilian composer Luiz Bonfá (17 October 1922 – 12 January 2001) and lyricist Antônio Maria (17 March 1921-15 October 1964). The song was the principal theme in the …