Monday 18 October 2010

    Joni + Porzellan


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    Wednesday 7 July 2010

    Joy, friendship and humour united in song


    A White Carousel remembers and celebrates 20 years since the landmark Three Tenors’ orginal Concert.

    The original Three Tenors concert

    was special because three very accomplished singers,

    with long years of rivalry between them,

    were joining together to celebrate the survival of one.

    LtoR Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti sing as the Three Tenors

    The Three Tenors is a name given to the Spanish singers Plácido Domingo and José Carreras and the Italian singer Luciano Pavarotti who began their collaboration with a performance at the ancient Baths of Caracalla, in Rome, Italy, on July 7, 1990. Zubin Mehta conducted the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

    Italian producer Mario Dradi first conceived the idea of the concert. The first concert was held to raise money for Carreras’s foundation; it was also for friends Domingo and Pavarotti a way to welcome their friend into the world of opera after his successful treatment of leukemia.

    Their performance is highlighted in these two videos.

    The Three Tenors – Nessun Dorma!v=hxbke-aHiXk&feature=related

    You’ll Never Walk Alone {AWC signature song}

    The performances were special for the

    friendship, respect and humour

    the three men showed each other.

    Luciano Pavarotti,  the man with the honeyed voice who made opera a pop phenomenon, had an infectious sense of humour.

    Pavarotti's showmanship on stage was all his own

    Responding to Pavarotti’s death, Placido Domingo,

    conceded he would miss his sense of humour and his voice most.

    He said, “I always admired the God-given glory of his voice – that unmistakable special timbre from the bottom up to the very top of the tenor range.

    I also loved his wonderful sense of humour and on several occasions of ourconcerts with Jose Carreras

    - the so-called Three Tenors concerts - we had trouble remembering that we were giving a concert before a paying audience,

    because we had so much fun between ourselves.”

    Up until his death Pavarotti said: “I haven’t lost my sense of humour.

    I think a life in musicis a life beautifully spent and this is what I have devoted my life to.”

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