The Three Tenors in Concert 1994

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The Three Tenors in Concert 1994
3 Tenors in Concert 1994 (Carrears, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta).jpg
Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, and Mehta
Live album by The Three Tenors
ReleasedAugust 30, 1994
RecordedJuly 16, 1994,
Los Angeles
Genreopera, operatic pop
Length1:13:22
LabelAtlantic / Teldec / Warner Music
ProducerTibor Rudas,
Christopher Raeburn
The Three Tenors chronology
Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert
(1990)
The Three Tenors in Concert 1994
(1994)
The Three Tenors: Paris 1998
(1998)
Singles from The Three Tenors in Concert 1994

The Three Tenors in Concert 1994 is a live album by José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti with conductor Zubin Mehta. The album was recorded on July 16, 1994 at the Three Tenors concert in Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the chorus of the Los Angeles Opera.[1] An estimated 1.3 billion viewers watched the concert on television across the world.[2]

Reception[edit]

The AllMusic reviewer wrote that the singers displayed "vitality and pizzazz" during the concert. The reviewer remarked on the oddity of a concert by classical musicians held in a sports stadium, but nonetheless believed that the popularity of the tenors made the venue less "ludicrous". The reviewer also found them to be in "fine form" in regard to their singing and singled out certain numbers for praise: Domingo's "Granada," Carreras' "O souverain, o juge, o père," and Pavarotti's "Nessun dorma", as well as "La donna è mobile" and "Libiamo ne' lieti calici", which all three men sang together.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleSong InformationLength
1."O souverain, ô juge, ô père" (sung by José Carreras)Act III, Scene 3 of Le Cid by Jules Massenet5:00
2."Amor, vida de mi vida" (sung by Plácido Domingo)from Maravilla composed by Federico Moreno Torroba3:21
3."Pourquoi me réveiller" (sung by Luciano Pavarotti)Act III of Werther by Jules Massenet2:38
4."With A Song In My Heart" (sung by José Carreras)from Spring Is Here by Rodgers and Hart3:15
5."Granada" (sung by Plácido Domingo)written by Agustín Lara3:35
6."Non ti scordar di me" (sung by Luciano Pavarotti)written by Ernesto De Curtis3:19
7."My Way" (sung by The Three Tenors)music by Claude François and Jacques Revaux, English lyrics by Paul Anka4:01
8."Moon River" (sung by The Three Tenors)composed by Johnny Mercer (lyrics) and Henry Mancini (music)1:38
9."Because" (sung by The Three Tenors)by Guy d'Hardelot2:23
10."Singin' in the Rain" (sung by The Three Tenors)lyrics by Arthur Freed and music by Nacio Herb Brown2:18
11."Tu, ca nun chiagne" (sung by José Carreras)written by Ernesto De Curtis2:55
12."Vesti la giubba" (sung by Plácido Domingo)Act I of Pagliacci, written and composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo2:38
13."Nessun dorma" (sung by Luciano Pavarotti)Act III of Turandot by Giacomo Puccini3:24
14."America" (sung by The Three Tenors)Act I of West Side Story, composed by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim0:54
15."All I Ask of You" (sung by The Three Tenors)Act I of The Phantom of the Opera, by Andrew Lloyd Webber1:59
16."Funiculì Funiculà" (sung by The Three Tenors)composed by Luigi Denza1:21
17."Sous les ponts de Paris (Around the World)" (sung by The Three Tenors)composed by Vincent Scotto2:00
18."Aquarela do Brasil" (sung by The Three Tenors)written by Ary Barroso1:26
19."Be My Love" (sung by The Three Tenors)music by Nicholas Brodzsky, lyrics by Sammy Cahn1:48
20."Marechiare" (sung by The Three Tenors)written by Paolo Tosti3:09
21."Lippen Schweigen" (sung by The Three Tenors)composed by Franz Lehár2:37
22."Santa Lucia luntana" (sung by The Three Tenors)written by E. A. Mario3:27
23."Those Were the Days" (sung by The Three Tenors)lyrics by Gene Raskin2:21
24."Te Quiero Dijiste" (sung by The Three Tenors)by María Grever2:28
25."Torna a Surriento" (sung by The Three Tenors)composed by Ernesto De Curtis3:51
26."La donna è mobile" (sung by The Three Tenors)Act III of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi2:16
27."Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (sung by The Three Tenors)Act I of La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi3:20

Tracks 7–10 are a medley titled "A Tribute to Hollywood", and Tracks 14–25 are a medley titled "Around the World", both arranged and orchestrated by Lalo Schifrin.

Omissions[edit]

Not included in the album were these three numbers sung (between 11 and 12 above) at the concert:

No.TitleSong InformationLength
1."Amor, vida de mi vida" (sung by Plácido Domingo)composed by Federico Moreno Torroba3:16
2."Ave Maria" (sung by Luciano Pavarotti)composed by Franz Schubert3:32
3."E lucevan le stelle" (sung by José Carreras)Act III of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini3:34

Charts and certifications[edit]

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isenberg, Barbara and Rohrlich, Ted. "3 Tenors Hit High Note With Arias in Arena". Los Angeles Times (July 17, 1994)
  2. ^ Blumenthal, Ralph (24 March 1996). "The Three Tenors Juggernaut". New York Times. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  3. ^ "The Three Tenors in Concert 1994". AllMusic. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "CARRERAS / DOMINGO / PAVAROTTI WITH MEHTA - THE 3 TENORS IN CONCERT 1994 (ALBUM)". Swedishcharts.com (with additional world wide chart information).
  5. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  6. ^ "Listas Afyve 1994 Albumes (2ª Parte)".
  7. ^ "All The Number 1 Albums". Official Charts (UK). Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  8. ^ a b "The Three Tenors: Awards". AllMusic.
  9. ^ "Billboard's year-end ranking of the top jazz and classical albums, based on a survey of retail sales and broadcast play from Dec. 4, 1993 through Nov. 26, 1994". UPI. December 16, 1994. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  10. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Carreras/Domingo/Pavarotti – In Concert 1994" (in German). IFPI Austria. Enter Carreras/Domingo/Pavarotti in the field Interpret. Enter In Concert 1994 in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  11. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 1995". Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti – Three Tenors Concert - Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti". Music Canada.
  13. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti; 'Die 3 Tenöre')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  14. ^ a b "3 Tenors" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  15. ^ "French album certifications – ThreeTenors – The Three Tenors In Concert Mehta (1994)" (in French). InfoDisc. Select THREETENORS and click OK. 
  16. ^ "Les Albums Platine :" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  17. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
  18. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti & Metha; 'The 3 Tenors In Concert '94')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "British album certifications – Carreras, Domingo & Pavarotti – The Three Tenors in Concert 1994". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type The Three Tenors in Concert 1994 in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  20. ^ "American album certifications – Three Tenors, The – Three Tenors in Concert 1994". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  21. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1997". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

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