An interactive forum feature focusing on Lanza's recordings
Mario Lanza's recorded legacy is a vast and often confusing one, abounding with multiple versions of numerous arias and songs. Some of these renditions vary enormously in quality, as Derek McGovern argues in this overview.
But what do you think?
Here, we would like to encourage you, the listener, to share your opinion on specific recordings from Lanza's discography. Of course, we are not asking you to rate the quality of a particular song (or aria), but rather the actual singing.
Simply click on any of the titles below to hear and rate the recording in question. More recordings will be added on a regular basis. After you've rated the recording, we hope you'll post the reason(s) for your evaluation on our forum. Why, in your opinion, is the performance good/so-so/excellent, etc?(A link to the relevant forum discussion is provided with each recording.)
Rate These Recordings
Click on any of these titles to be taken to the recording and its online poll.