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Teodoro Cottrau’s “Santa Lucia” – Caruso, Gigli and Lanza versions

Three versions of the Italian composer Teodoro Cottrau’s “Santa Lucia”. It is actually a traditional Neapolitan song, transcribed by Cottrau and published by the Cottrau firm, as a “barcarolla”, at Naples in 1849. From three of the greatest tenors of the 20th century, Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli and Mario Lanza.
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Beniamino Gigli sings “La Paloma”

The most famous tenor of his generation, Beniamino Gigli (March 20, 1890 – November 30, 1957) sings “La Paloma” (English: the dove), a popular Spanish song which was composed and written by the Spanish composer from the Basque region Sebastián Iradier (aka Sebastián Yradier – 20 January 1809 – 6 December 1865) after he visited Cuba in 1861.
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Plácido Domingo & José Carreras – Non Ti Scordar di Me (Don’t Forget About Me)

Plácido Domingo & José Carreras sings “Non Ti Scordar di Me (Don’t Forget About Me)”, for tribute to their friend Luciano Pavarotti. Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eugene Kochn.
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The best versions of “Je crois entendre encore”

The best versions of “Je crois entendre encore” (I still believe I hear), a beautiful aria from Georges Bizet‘s Les pêcheurs de perles.
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