Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Funiculi, Funicula

"Funiculì, Funiculà" is a famous Neapolitan song written by Italian journalist Peppino Turcoand set to music by Italian composer Luigi Denza in 1880. It was composed to commemorate the opening of the first funicular cable car on Mount Vesuvius.

Mario Lanza (1921-1959): American Tenor, Hollywood movie star.

Luigi Denza - Funiculi, funicula
Jose Carreras & Placido Domingo & Luciano Pavarotti
conductor : Zubin Mehta
Los Angeles Philharmonic & Los Angeles Music Center Opera Chorus

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