Mario Lanza

Granada: Mario Lanza at His Best

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While not a collection of Mario Lanza's most famous songs, At His Best displays the singer at his most affecting and emotional. The majority of the album consists of songs sung in Italian or an Italian dialect -- including "Funiculì, Funiculà," "Comme Facette Mammeta," and "Maria Marì," plus a selection from The Vagabond King. Lanza's voice is rich and emotive here, and the lush orchestration only helps to highlight this, a look back at a musical era that only exists now in records like this.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:50
L' elisir d'amore, opera
2 3:38
3 2:06
4 2:17
5 2:13
6 3:57
Pagliacci, opera
7 2:49
The Student Prince, operetta
8 3:21
9 2:06
10 3:03
11 1:57
12 3:50
13 4:09
14 2:37
15 2:11
16 3:33
17 3:13
18 2:34
19 2:26
20 2:30
Rigoletto, opera
21 2:04
22 2:57
L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts
23 2:52
24 3:37
25 3:03
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