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Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:26 am

A unique collaboration of three musicians, originally for an Italian concert in 1990, and which proved so successful it spawned further gigs and albums over the next decade or so. Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras were all enhanced by the format, which lit up the classical world. Here are a few of their triumphs:

Nessun Dorma (live) - 1990

O Sole Mio (live) - 1994

La Donna e Mobile (live) - 1994

New York, New York (live) - 1996

Silent Night - 1999

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Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:00 am

Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti & Mehta, in Concert
From the eve of Italia '90, in Caracalla, Rome, three of the world's greatest tenors spend an hour in a sort of relay race, belting out hit after hit, before coming together for the final half-hour with duets (er, truets) on varying material, finishing with a joint effort of 'Nessun Dorma' which brings the show to a rousing conclusion. Hugely entertaining, and made stars out of all involved.


Placido Domingo's Gala Concert
From the Royal Opera House in 2012, an hour & a half show with various singers performing assorted songs from several shows. I was impressed by Joseph Calleja, Rolando Villazon, conductor Antonio Pappano, and Placido himself. I was even more impressed when they did ones I knew, like La Donna E Mobile, and Nessun Dorma.


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Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:14 am

Placido Domingo - Live From Miami
Helped by Ana Panagulias, the tenor rocks the Florida crowd in 1991 for an hour with a mix of tunes, duets and so on. Nice stuff.


The South Bank Show Originals - Luciano Pavarotti
Remembering a 1995 chat in Pesaro, Italy, where Pavarotti lived and was treated like a hero. His father Fernando, then 82, sang but his son called him a diva. Luciano talked about the importance of protecting "the Voice", when to say No to people, being nervous and yet relaxed at the right moment. Dame Kiri te Kanawa also shared thoughts on the late, great legend.


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Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:19 am

Placido Domingo at the BBC
Not just a performance clip-show, the great tenor was shown in interviews on shows like Parkinson and the Proms, with discussion of his change to baritone. Hands down, the weirdest bit involved him meeting and sparring football with Kevin Keegan, arguably his polar opposite.

Three Tenors: The Impossible Dream
A 1992 reflection on the memorable night in Caracalla, Rome, during the World Cup 1990, when Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti were brought together under the conducting of Mehta, for a concert which changed the world of classical music. All 4 men contributed, as did the unsung hero, organiser Mario Dradi, who had to overcome the logistical struggles as well as the negative views of the Italian authorities. That just made the triumph all the greater.
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Pavarotti in Confidence - with Peter Ustinov
Two old sweats in 1993 in Luciano's home town, taking about the great tenor's past as the son of a baker/tenor, how it was almost 40 years since he met his wife, how he liked painting in recreation, addiction to cuisine, how Italian helped with being a tenor and so on. He won a team competition held in Llangollen in 1955, met racing driving legend Fangio, summed up politics as "man should be free", summed up marriage as "men are luckier", and how in painting he "knows when it's not finished" rather than necessarily when it is. Ustinov offered the 3 singing lessons he was given: "breathe with the forehead - think with the stomach - sing with the eye". It finished on "Nessun Dorma", sensibly.

Pavarotti Returns To Llangollen
His famous breakthrough was at an Eisteddfod in 1955, and this gig featured him returning in gratitude 40 years later to run through a mix of material including O Sole Mio. Jolly enough show.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:10 am

The Three Tenors Christmas
From late December 1999, at the Konzerthaus, Vienna, Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti ran through dozens of Christmassy favourites, sometimes separately, but mostly together.

Il Volo w/Placido Domingo - A Tribute to the Three Tenors - Notte Magica
Held in Florence in July 2016, this was a grand concert with a trio of tenors doing Nessun Dorma and other favourites. Regrettably a lack of captions left me on the kerb. They did a couple from West Side Story as well as My Way. Senor Domingo conducted from time to time.
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Pavarotti: Birth of a Pop Star
Impressive account of Modena's great tenor, whose love for food hindered him in the end, but his ear for mimicry helped. He was critiqued by the in-crowd for not learning more operas, but he did something more valuable which was to learn some English, which helped his chances of making himself appear a likeable guy in English-speaking markets.

Legends of Opera: Luciano Pavarotti
Another of these series, like the Discovering one, where various characters relate a person's career. Here they also had Danielle de Niese as presenter, and stalwart Bonnie Greer on hand too. Pavarotti was known as the King of the High C's, and unlike the other doc on him reviewed above, they omitted facts such as his health and love life, and miming at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:17 am

Legends of Opera: Jose Carreras
He was born in Barcelona in 1946, worked well with Montserrat Caballe, but less well with Herbert von Karajan. He suffered with leukaemia in the mid-1980s, but recovered to be part of the Three Tenors phenomenon in 1990 & beyond. He also did the official theme for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. He now has his own charitable foundation to fight leukaemia.

The 3 Tenors: Birth of a Legend
A 2015 doc combining brief reminiscences from main players, but much footage of the concert, and how its 22 minute encore was put together by Lalo Schifrin so the three principals could collaborate even though tenor trios were not a normal part of opera.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:24 am

Legends of Opera: Placido Domingo
The King of Opera has a wide repertoire of 150 roles, has conducted more than half a thousand performances, recorded in several languages, is considered the greatest Otello ever, and was one of the Three Tenors. His motto is "If I rest, I rust" to explain why he keeps working (in recent years, having perhaps mastered all the tenor parts, he's now wowing in baritone roles). He founded Operalia to benefit others, and once took 101 curtain calls after a performance, which went on for well over an hour.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:42 am

Life With Luciano, by Adua Pavarotti
Published in 1992, a large format picture-heavy effort whose text could have been condensed into about 40 pages. Still, nice pictures.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:58 am

Our Classical Century: Breaking The Sound Barrier
The final part of this series covered the last 30-40 years, so we saw Torvill & Dean popularising Ravel, Nigel Kennedy popularising Vivaldi, Vanessa Mae blurring the lines between popstar and classical violinist, Simon Rattle taking over the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the exuberance of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, and that balmy night in Rome where three Tenors made Puccini (and others) very much more popular with the masses.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:15 am

Trouble for Placido Domingo, as allegations against him have led to the abrupt ending of his 51 year working relationship with the New York Met.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49822285
A total of 20 women have now accused the Spanish singer of harassment, inappropriate sexual behaviour and of sometimes using his position in the industry to harm their careers if they rejected him.

20? Oh dear...  Rolling Eyes Mad
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Post  misery guts on Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:27 am

Taith Bryn Terfel - Gwlad y Gan
The Welsh tenor (and knight) trekked around Wales, from Criccieth to Pembrokeshire and Llangollen. He sang appropriate songs, saw Lloyd George's piano, went to Adelina Patti's old house, and Tenby golf course. He also discussed the International Eisteddfodd, where Pavarotti made his name in 1955, and where he returned in triumph with his old man in 1995 to be President at the Festival for the year.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:28 am

More trouble for Domingo as his working relationship with the LA Opera has also come to an abrupt end.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:14 am

Pavarotti - Un'emozione senza fine
A 10th anniversary gala held in tribute/memory of the late Luciano, in 2017. Both Domingo and Carreras were there, as were Andrea Bocelli, 2cellos, and Zucchero among others. Several performances were assisted by audio-video of the late tenor himself, in an understandable but still a bit dubious touch. Otherwise a solid show.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:56 am

Domingo's troubles have been put into context because he's become one of the many celebrity sufferers with coronavirus.
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