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 + Mobile
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