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Thread #139407   Message #3981519
Posted By: GUEST,Fsca
11-Mar-19 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Marianina / Mariannina
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Marianina / Mariannina
So pleased to have found this thread. This song has haunted me for years. I remember it being played on the radio in the late 1960's - maybe 1967 or 8 - and my friend and I as schoolchildren singing along in her kitchen. The version by Florence Hoare. It was a female singer on the radio. Does anyone remember this and who it was?

There is a nice rendering of the Italian version (about an abandoned lover) on youtube sung by the opera singer Renato Zanelli in 1921, nearly a century ago - his wonderful costumes I presume may be from his Wagnerian roles.