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Pavarotti sings Una furtiva lagrima

The legendary Luciano Pavarotti sings “Una furtiva lagrima” (English: A furtive tear), a romanza from act 2, scene 8 of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” (English: The Elixir of Love), a 1831 comic opera (melodramma giocoso) in two acts. The opera premiered on 12 May 1832 at the Teatro della Canobbiana in Milan.
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Maria Callas & Giuseppe Di Stefano concert (Tokyo, 1974)

A farewell concert of Maria Callas with the Italian operatic tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano. Recorded on October 12, 1974 in Tokyo NHK Hall. Accompanist: Robert Sutherland, Glasgow-born classical pianist.
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Carreras sings Una Furtiva Lagrima as Julián Gayarre (Romanza Final)

Spanish tenor José Carreras sings “Una Furtiva Lagrima” (A furtive tear), a romanza from act 2, scene 8 of the Italian opera L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti. From the 1986 Spanish movie titled “Romanza Final”, biography of the Spanish tenor Julián Gayarre (9 January 1844 – 2 January 1890), one of the best tenors of all times. Gayarre created the role of Marcello in Donizetti’s Il Duca d’Alba and Enzo in Ponchielli’s La Gioconda.
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Pavarotti – Gala Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London (1982)

A gala concert by the legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti at the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1982. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kurt Herbert Adler.
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Selections from a Gustavo Dudamel and Juan Diego Flórez concert (2010)

Selections from a Juan Diego Flórez concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Year: 2010. Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
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Mario Lanza sings “Una Furtiva Lagrima”

The American tenor and Hollywood star with Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “Una furtiva lagrima”” (English: A furtive tear), a romanza from act 2, scene 8 of the Italian opera L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti. There are two videos in the post: the first one is from the 1949 American musical film “That Midnight Kiss”, starring Kathryn Grayson and Mario Lanza, in his movie debut. The second video is a recording from May 18, 1950. Mario Lanza sings ‘Una Furtiva Lagrima’ with RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Constantine Callinicos.
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Leontina Vaduva sings “Quel Guardo, il Cavaliere” from Don Pasquale (Donizetti)

Romanian soprano Leontina Vaduva (born on December 1, 1960) sings “Quel Guardo, il Cavaliere” from Don Pasquale, an opera buffa, or comic opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti with an Italian libretto completed largely by Giovanni Ruffini as well as the composer.
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Una furtiva lagrima – Brownlee, Pavarotti and Caruso versions

A beautiful aria, three different times, three great tenors. Lawrence Brownlee (2014), Luciano Pavarotti (1982) and Enrico Caruso (1904) versions of “Una furtiva lagrima” (A furtive tear), a romanza from act 2, scene 8 of the Italian opera L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti.
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