Brownlee and Spyres sing “All’idea di quel metallo” [Rossini] from Il barbiere di Siviglia

American operatic tenor Lawrence Brownlee and the American baritenor (the opera singer who can sing both baritone and tenor arias) Michael Spyres sing “All’idea di quel metallo”, a famous duet from Gioachino Rossini’s 1816 comic opera “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (The Barber of Seville).

Pavarotti sings Nessun dorma [Lincoln Center, 1979]

Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorma, a very famous tenor aria from Giacomo Puccini’s (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) opera Turandot. Recorded during a concert (Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti in their first joint recital) at the Lincoln Center, New York, in 1979. Conductor: …

Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson sing Vogliatemi bene

American actress and coloratura soprano Kathryn Grayson and the American tenor and Hollywood star of Italian origin Mario Lanza sing Vogliatemi bene, a famous Italian aria from the Act 1 of Giacomo Puccini’s 1904 opera “Madama Butterfly”. From the 1950 MGM musical film “The Toast of New Orleans”.

Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorma at the Madison Square Garden, New York [1987]

Legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorma, a very famous tenor aria from Giacomo Puccini’s (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) opera Turandot. Recorded during a concert at the Madison Square Garden, New York, in 1987. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emerson Buckley.

Bizet/Waxman/Kugel: Carmen Fantasie [Dana Zemtsov & Anna Fedorova]

Violist Dana Zemtsov and pianist Anna Fedorova perform Carmen Fantasie, part of Franz Waxman’s score to the 1946 movie Humoresque, arranged for viola and piano by the Ukrainian violist and composer Michael Kugel. Recorded during the Afternoon concert at the International Chamber Music Festival 2021 on July 1, 2021, at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.

La Traviata: “Libiamo, ne’ lieti calici” [Damrau, Flórez at Metropolitan Opera]

German soprano Diana Damrau, Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez, and the Met Chorus sing “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (English: “Let’s drink from the joyful cups”), a famous duet with a chorus from Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, an 1853 opera in three acts. It is one of the best-known opera songs. Production: Michael Mayer. Conductor: Yannick …

Camille Thomas plays Una furtiva lagrima [from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore]

Accompanied by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Franco-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas plays the tenor part of 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), an 1831 comic opera (melodramma giocoso) in two acts., on cello. Recorded at Le Musée des …

Mario Lanza sings La Donna è Mobile [Rigoletto]

American tenor and Hollywood film star of Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “La donna è mobile”, the Duke of Mantua’s canzone from the beginning of act 3 of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Rigoletto (1851). Clip from The Great Caruso, a 1951 biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Mario Lanza as the great Italian tenor Enrico …