Lawrence Brownlee sings Ah! mes amis

American operatic tenor Lawrence Brownlee sings the famous aria “Ah! mes Amis” from Donizetti’s opera “La fille du régiment” (English: The Daughter of the Regiment). London, May 25, 2010. On this evening Brownlee performed songs and arias by composers including Mozart, Duparc, Rossini, Liszt, and Donizetti, accompanied by pianist Iain Burnside.

William Tell Overture (Karajan)

Conducted by Herbert von Karajan, the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) performs the “overture” from Gioachino Rossini’s last opera, William Tell (French: Guillaume Tell, Italian: Guglielmo Tell). It is an opera in four acts, with a French libretto by Étienne de Jouy and Hippolyte Bis based on Friedrich Schiller‘s play William Tell. The overture, featuring …

Una furtiva lagrima: Brownlee, Pavarotti, and Caruso versions

A beautiful aria, three different times, three great tenors. Lawrence Brownlee (2016), 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.

Netrebko & Garanča sing Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour (Offenbach’s Barcarolle)

Russian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko and Latvian operatic lyric mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča sing German-born French composer Jacques Offenbach’s Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour, commonly known as Offenbach’s Barcarolle. It is a duet for soprano and mezzo-soprano from The Tales of Hoffmann, Jacques Offenbach’s final opera The piece is widely regarded as the most famous barcarolle …

Carmen (Bizet), Vienna Opera, 1978 (complete) [Obraztsova, Domingo]

One of the best versions of Georges Bizet’s famous opera Carmen, Vienna Opera, 1978. Carmen, the gypsy girl is played by Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova and Don José, Corporal of Dragoons is played by Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber. Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli.