Amore: Romantic Italian Love Songs
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And that's exactly what this collection is all about. To compile it, the Decca producers used material from three albums: "Arias" (his earliest), "Favorite Neapolitan Songs" and "Passione," as well as some complete opera recordings such as "La Boheme" and "Rigoletto." The song "La Danza," Rossini's engaging tarantella is from a rare album "Pavarotti in Concert in Bologna" with Richard Bonynge. Most of these selections, therefore, are from 60s and 70s, in other words, Pavarotti's prime years. As he was establishing himself as one of the all-time greatest tenors on stage, he gave an all-out effort on recordings. And it shows. Listen to the vocal line in "Che gelida manina"; the breath control on "la speranza" is truly unbelievable. There is his signature aria "Nessun Dorma" and, of course, a song often mistaken for Italian National Anthem - Di Capua's "O Sole Mio!"
In addition to magnificent vocal pyrotechnics, Pavarotti's considerable acting-with-voice skills are represented on such demanding arias as "Celeste Aida" and "Vesti la Giubba". And it's a real treat to hear his Duca singing sparkling "La donna e mobile."
This is an excellent introduction to opera as well as a delightful morsel for seasoned fans. I found that it also makes a great gift idea; after all, no one can resist Pavarotti after the final "Vincero!"
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what can i say, it's Pavarotti Italian love songs....of course it's 5 stars!!Published 5 months ago by Karen A. Kaner
I have this on an old audiotape and, of course, Luciano's voice is just as beautiful on that. But when I heard his voice on CD....WOW! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Betty L. Willard
I absolutely love anything with Luciano Pavarotti. This Cd is even more beautiful than expected. If you love Luciano Pavarotti then add this to your collection!Published 12 months ago by Jayme3
I really enjoyed listening to this cd. what can you say about Pavarotti? The best....Published 13 months ago by madeleine
I will say 5 star but I don't like Pavarotti, it is for my husband for Christmas and I know it will be a hit with him.Published 15 months ago by Mary Keith