The Three Tenors sing Nessun Dorma

The most popular operatic singing group during the 1990s and early 2000s, the Three Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and José Carreras sing Nessun Dorma, a very famous tenor aria from Giacomo Puccini’s opera in three acts, Turandot. Recorded on July 7, 1990, in Rome as the first Three Tenors concert with the orchestra of …

Teresa Berganza sings “Una voce poco fa”

One of the most closely associated opera singers with the roles of Rossini, the Spanish mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza sings the famous aria, “Una voce poco fa” (A voice a little while ago) of Gioachino Rossini’s opera buffa in two acts, “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (The Barber of Seville). Conductor: Claudio Abbado, director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Filmed …

Sergei Lemeshev sings M’appari from Martha

One of the most well-known and beloved Russian operatic lyric tenors, Sergei Lemeshev sings M’appari from Martha, oder Der Markt zu Richmond (Martha, or The Market at Richmond), a romantic comic opera in four acts by Friedrich von Flotow set to a German libretto by Friedrich Wilhelm Riese and based on a story by Jules-Henri …

Pavarotti sings Mattinata [Leoncavallo]

The legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sings “Mattinata” (English: Morning) by Ruggero Leoncavallo (from the Central Park Concert, in June 1993, more than 500,000 listeners gathered for his free performance on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park, while millions more around the world watched on television.). Composed in 1904, It was the first …

Plácido Domingo and Aida Garifullina sing Violetta-Germont duet [from Verdi’s La Traviata]

A duet by the Russian operatic soprano Aida Garifullina and the legendary Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo: Violetta-Germont duet from La Traviata (The Fallen Woman), an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Recorded on May 22, 2014, at the TatNeft Arena. Kazan, Russia. State Symphony Orchestra of …

Mario Lanza sings “Una Furtiva Lagrima”

The American tenor and Hollywood star of 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 …