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A Tenors Valentine / Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti


Release Date: 01/05/1999 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 60974   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniGaetano DonizettiGiuseppe VerdiUmberto Giordano,   ... 
Performer:  Placido DomingoRenata ScottoLuciano PavarottiJosé Carreras,   ... 
Conductor:  Lorin MaazelJohn PritchardZubin MehtaEmerson Buckley,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There is no better way to celebrate romance then with the passion of great arias from grand operas. Of course there are no better practitioners of the lyric drama then the Three Tenors: José Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. This romantic celebration in music offers the most beautiful arias and duets from operas by Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Giordano and Bizet.
The crowd-pleasing repertoire and enormous artistry of the singers make this a special collection. It's always a thrill to hear Domingo sing Puccini, but it's particularly delightful to hear an aria from the lesser-known 'Gianni Schicchi.' Bel canto repertoire is also served by Domingo in his graceful rendition of "Una furtiva lagrima" from
Read more Donizetti's 'L'Elisir d'amore.' Luciano Pavarotti is a stellar Verdian and the sublime "Quando le sere al placido" from 'Luisa Miller' allows the great tenor to glow in Verdi's unmatched lyricism. Carreras is stirring in two arias from Puccini's 'Tosca' and dazzles in excerpts from Bizet's 'Carmen.'
An added bonus is the addition of sopranos Eva Marton, Renata Scotto and Agnes Baltsa in duets with Domingo and Carreras. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Madama Butterfly: Viene la sera...Bimba dagli occhi pieni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Gianni Schicchi: Firenze è come un albero fiorito by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1976 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1988 
Venue:  Live  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording, and begins with "Lunge da lei..." 
5.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Modena, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1988 
Venue:  Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
7.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1988 
Venue:  Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
8.
Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Eva Martón (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1983 
Venue:  State Opera House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
9.
Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1991 
Venue:  Live  Milan, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
11.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Modena, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Modena, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Carmen: C'est toi! C'est moi!...Carmen, il est temps encore by Georges Bizet
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Tallis Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection continues to the end of the opera.
This selection is a DDD recording. 
14.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Modena, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Fra poco a me ricovero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Modena, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Luis Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Modena, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Love Duet from Madame Butterfly
Firenze è come un albero fiorito from Gianni Schicchi
Una furtiva lagrima from L'elisir d'amore
Lunge da lei... De' miei bollenti from La traviata
Che gelida manina from La bohème
Recondita armonia from Tosca
E lucevan le stelle from Tosca
In questa reggia from Turandot
Addio, fiorito asil from Madame Butterfly
Ch'ella mi creda libero from La fanciulla del West
La donna è mobile from Rigoletto
Vesti la giubba from Pagliacci
Amor, ti vieta from Fedora
C'est toi? - C'est moi
Mais moi, Carmen, je t'aime encore
Quando le sere al placido from Luisa Miller
Fra poco a me ricovero from Lucia di Lammermoor
Nessun dorma! from Turandot

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