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The Best of the Three Tenors

Zubin Mehta , James Levine , Placido Domingo , Jose Carerras , Luciano Pavarotti Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Performer: Placido Domingo, Jose Carerras, Luciano Pavarotti
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta, James Levine
  • Audio CD (June 11, 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B00004UB8A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,731 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. 'O sole mio
2. Funiculi, funicula
3. Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi)
4. Sous le ciel de Paris
5. Torero quiero ser
6. Parlami d'amore, Mariu
7. Manha de Carnaval
8. Lolita
9. Dicitencello vuie
10. Core 'ngrato
11. Because
12. You'll Never Walk Alone
13. Singin' In The Rain
14. Maria
15. Tonight
16. 'O paese d' 'o sole
17. Cielito lindo
18. Ochi tchorniye
19. Caminito
20. La Vie en Rose
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Editorial Reviews

Back in 1990, three of the world's most celebrated tenors--namely, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti--combined forces to create the Three Tenors, now celebrated on a best-of CD. They gave their first concert in Rome. The event was recorded and went on to become one of the best-selling classical titles of all time.

This latest release brings together tracks from that night in Rome (including "Nessun dorma" and a competitive rendition of "O sole mio") with music performed in a 1994 concert in Los Angeles and at the 1998 event in Paris where the Three Tenors sang to an audience of thousands with the Eiffel Tower as their backdrop.

The 22 tracks making up The Best of the Three Tenors range from operatic standards, such as the joyful "Brindisi" from La Traviata, to popular songs like "Singin' in the Rain" and "You'll Never Walk Alone" (from Carousel). There are no solos on this disc; each piece is performed by all three singers. And with plenty of applause and cheering to be heard, not to mention the sense of fun in the singers' voices, the disc captures the atmosphere of these extraordinary musical events. --Rebecca Agnew

Product Description

O Sole Mio -+ Funicul+¬, Funicul+  -+ Libiamo Ne' Lieti Calici (Brindisi) -+ Sous le Ciel de Parris -+ Torero Quiero Ser -+ Parlami d' Amore, Mari+Ý -+ Manha de Carnaval -+ Lolita Dicitencello Vuie -+ Core 'Ngrato -+Because -+ You'll Never Walk Alone -+ Singin' in the Rain -+ Maria/Tonight/'O Paese d' 'O Sole/Cielito... -+ Ochi Tchorniye/Caminito/La Vie en Rose -+ Mattinata/Wien, Wien, Nur du Allein... -+ Lippen Schweigen -+ Brazil -+ Sous Les Ponts de Paris -+ Torna a Surriento -+ Nessun Dorma -+ La Donna +ˆ Mobile

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64 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best from the three greatest... August 10, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The first thing we must establish here is that this is not meant to be opera. This is three exceptionally talented tenors enjoying themselves and giving tremendous joy to those listening by singing mostly popular "evergreens" and also some operatic arias. The beauty in music lies in the diversity, in my opinion. One can better appreciate one type of music when one knows about the others. And why should we limit ourselves to listen to just one genre in music. It would be the same as having steak for dinner every day for the rest of your life, wouldn't it? So why should we limit three wonderful tenors to only sing operatic arias for the rest of their lives? If so we wouldn't have "Maria", "You'll never walk alone", "Singing in the rain" or any of the evergreens on this recording and that would be a shame.

There are no solos on the cd. I think I've read somewhere that they felt there had been enough "three tenors cd's" and if they were to release yet another one it would be one containing what the audience demands, the three of them joining forces and performing together in the songs.
The result, in my opinion is highly recommendable. The three voices blend perfectly together. I have to admit that I have a personal favourite among the tenors and that I would never buy an entire recording featuring only one of the two others, but I recognize their talents and -as stupid as it may sound- since they are performing together I can also appreciate the other two. (I like them too, but in smaller doses....)Some people have commented on their problems with mastering the english language. If anything, I think it just adds to their charm. By the way, who is perfect??

The songs on this cd is a mixture of beautiful songs, heartwrenching songs, toe-tapping songs and powerful songs.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and moving! October 20, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I got this CD as a gift and it changed my life! I was always a rocker and liked classical music, but never was much into this genre of music. This album changed all of that. Since getting the three tenors I've found a whole new world out there. Thank you guys!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Like the Real Thing! July 13, 2005
By Monica
Format:Audio CD
A few years ago I was lucky enough to actually see a Three Tenors concert. The experience was amazing. Later I bought this CD. I was so happy when I listened to it because the CD captures the mood of being present at the concert. I like the variety and every time I play it, I am taken back to my personal experience at the concert. Hearing the audiences on the CD really gets you excited about hearing this amazing trio.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Compilation July 15, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Definitely worth purchasing. It is not an opera CD - it is a concert CD with 3 superb tenor voices that blend together so nicely. A wonderfully entertaining music CD with lots of variety and an opportunity for opera to grow on non-opera lovers. What else can you expect from the BEST. A DVD version would be wonderful.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate in the Classical Voice Performance May 18, 2009
Format:Audio CD
The Best of the Three Tenors is a celebration of our greatest legends in Classical Music. Very little is available for classical music lovers today, so this is a must for your music library. Unless children and teens hear the classically trained voice when they are young, they will not develop the concept of music appreciation at its best. They are bombarded with screamers and contemporary ear drum blasting contemporary music which majors on the assumption that "loud" means "great", not the quality of the trained voice or the symphonic sound of beautifully orchestrated strings. Parents, let's expose our children and teens to the best quality of music by taking them to concerts of classical music, and playing this great "music of the masters" in our homes and cars. The Best of the Three Tenors is a great place to start.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Would be nice if it said LIVE somewhere... May 6, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
There is an applause at the beginning and end of each song. Quality is ok but not fantastic. For $10, wish it was higher quaity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so good! April 6, 2014
By clandis
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I wonder if God didn't make these men with each other in mind. Wonderful presentation of wonderful music. I love that they included the audiences reactions!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The very best! January 30, 2010
By Sue
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I can't get enough of it! It is driving my husband nuts- but I love it.
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Published 3 days ago by Zorayda T
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 14 days ago by Kaye Cannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo Bravo...and Bravo
This CD was great fun to listen to. Their voices are so powerfully united. With the outstanding musical orchestrations, the result is pure genius. Read more
Published 1 month ago by F. M. Arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best!
If you like the arias then this is the album for you. The tenor sing all the opera favorites plus a few others. Money well spent.
Published 1 month ago by Robert R. & Janet Zilkowski
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
There is nothing to not like on this CD. These gentlemen are the best of the best. They can make you smile, they can give you tingles, they can make you cry. Read more
Published 1 month ago by AbCam
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
A real treat. Not quite as powerful as "Carreras Domingo Pavarotti In Concert" but excellent none the less, with more variety.
Published 2 months ago by BILL
4.0 out of 5 stars Lacking harmony but still wonderful
This is beautiful and uplifting music. Since I love harmonies, I miss those, though I'm glad I read the reviews first and was prepared.
Published 3 months ago by Sally Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Best
If you like the very best you have it with this CD. This is the CD that we play the most in our very big collection.
Published 4 months ago by Carol Smiarowski
4.0 out of 5 stars good album
good selection of titles. Only critcism is that since these are live performances, the background sound in sevral of them is audible.
Published 4 months ago by Ronald J. Arndt
5.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLY THE BEST
All three of these men are awesome, they all have their style of singing which makes them great. There are a few songs that I like that are not included from the 1994 and 1998... Read more
Published 5 months ago by classicalmusic
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