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The Universal Tenor

Pavarotti Episode 5 of 5

Sean Rafferty introduces a series of programmes celebrating the life and career of Luciano Pavarotti who died in September.

5/5. The Universal Tenor

Sean examines the phenomenon of Pavarotti's stadium concerts, which began in 1990 with the first of the Three Tenors concerts in Rome, and went on to reach a global audience. At the same time, Pavarotti was recording his last big role, Otello, and making final stage appearances. Soprano Marilyn Horne talks about her experiences of singing with him.

Music includes:

Puccini: Nessun dorma (Turandot)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentina
Zubin Mehta (conductor)

Cilea E' la solita storia (L'arlesiana)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)
Leone Magiera (piano)

De Curtis Torna a Surriento
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)
Philharmonia
Leone Magiera (conductor)

Verdi: Otello (excerpt)
Otello ...... Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)
Desdemona ...... Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)
Jago ...... Leo Nucci (baritone)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Georg Solti (conductor).

1 hour

Last on

Fri 28 Dec 2007 17:00

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