Roberto Alagna: C'est Magnifique! (CD)
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Roberto Alagna celebrates the legacy of Luis Mariano, who was the most fêted interpreter of chansons and operetta arias in France in the prosperous postwar years. Alagna is the ideal singer to revive and reveal these treasures of popular song; although certainly at home in opera, Alagna also used to perform in cabaret as a young man.
Almost all of Mariano’s hits were composed by Francis Lopez and are deeply rooted in French culture and well known to a wide audience. The songs on the album are arranged by the composer, musician and arranger Yvan Cassar. “C’est Magnifique” includes duets with some of France’s best loved stars: Arielle Dombasle (the American-born actress and singer), Jean Reno(best known in the US for his lead role in The Professional), and Elie Semolin (France’s #1 humorist).
1. C’est Magnifique (sung in English)
3. La belle de Cadix
4. Zambra Gitana (sung in Spanish)
5. L’Amour est un bouquet de violettes
6. I Love Paris (duet with Jean Reno, sung in English)
7. Salade de fruits
8. Rossignol de mes amours
9. Aïe pourquoi on s’aime (duet with Arielle Dombasle)
10. Maria Luisa
11. Vaya con Dios
12. Quand on est deux amis (duet with Elie Semoun)
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