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 the Republic of Tatarstan conducted by Eugene Kohn.
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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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Two famous operatic arias from the legendary Italian dramatic tenor Mario Del Monaco (27 July 1915 – 16 October 1982), who earned worldwide acclaim for his powerful voice: “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot, an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, and “Di quella pira”, a short tenor aria (or more specifically, a cabaletta) sung by Manrico in act 3, scene 2, of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il trovatore.
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Russian operatic soprano Aida Garifullina and Peruvian operatic tenor Juan Diego Flórez sing “E il sol dell’anima” (English: “Love is the sunshine of the soul”) from Rigoletto, an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. From Juan Diego Flórez and Friends in Concert for Sinfonía por el Perú. Vienna, 2015.
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A Gala Concert by Luciano Pavarotti at Olympia Hall, Munich, Germany. Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor: Emerson Buckley. Year: 1986.
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American soprano Renée Fleming and Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky concert in Moscow, 2006. It was the first concert of the “Hvorostovsky and Friends” concert series. State Chamber Orchestra of Russia conducted by Constantine Orbelian.
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On July 30, 1991, Luciano Pavarotti has given a free concert in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate his 30 years in opera. A crowd more than 100,000 stood in the rain to watch and listen Luciano.
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Maria Callas’ “London Farewell Concert” at the Royal Festival Hall with the Italian operatic tenor Giuseppe di Stefano, 1973. They were accompanied by English pianist Ivor Newton, who was particularly noted as an accompanist to international singers and string players.
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Many composers have written a triumphal march, but maybe the best known one is from the the second act of Giuseppe Verdi’s 1871 grand opera, Aida (sometimes spelled Aïda). Here it is performed by Medlemmer af Den Kongelige Danske Livgardes orkester (Members of the Royal Danish Lifeguards orchestra) and DR Koncertkoret (Danmarks Radio concert choir). Conductor: Lawrence Foster.
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Italian tenor Franco Bonisolli sings “Di quella pira”, a famous tenor aria from Giuseppe Verdi’s Il trovatore (The Troubadour), an opera in four acts.
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