Thursday, July 8, 2010

Opera Thursday

Apparently, judging by the site's header, it's soccer week or something around here. What, I thought, do I have to contribute to that?

Most people have probably forgotten about this by now, but in fact The Three Tenors owe their existance to the World Cup. For it was on the eve of the 1990 final in Rome that they first performed together, with Zubin Mehta conducting the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.

From that first concert, here are Domingo, Pavarotti and Carreras singing "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini's Turandot. Remember this when you're watching the World Cup final on Sunday.

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