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Posts tagged ‘José Carreras’

Funiculì, Funiculà

The song  was composed in 1880 to commemorate the opening of the first funicular cable car on Mount Vesuvius. 

Here it is sung by the Three Tenors.

Mario Lanza’s version:

Andre Bocelli also sings the song.

Nessun Dorma

Nessun Dorma was written by Puccini and is a well-known tenor aria.

The Three Tenors performed together in 1994 in LA at the World Cup.

It was Luciano Pavarotti’s signature aria and was played at his funeral in 2007.   Here he is singing it live in New York in 1980.

Paul Potts became a household name when he sang the song on Britain’s Got Talent in 2007.

Greg Pritchard also sang the song on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 but he sang it countertenor.

O Sole Mio

O Sole Mio is a Neapolitan song written in 1898.

The great tenor, Enrico Caruso recorded this version in 1916.

The Three Tenors consisting of Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras recorded the song together several times. All three were  avid soccer fans and they held concerts together during the  World Cup in Rome (1990),  Los Angeles(1994),  Paris (1998) and Yokohama (2002).

This teenage trio of tenors performed during an Italian musical variety show.  They later became known as Il Volo.

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