|Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert|
(Left to right) Domingo, Carreras, Mehta, and Pavarotti
|Live album by|
|Recorded||July 7, 1990,|
|Genre||Opera, operatic pop|
|Label||Decca / London|
|The Three Tenors chronology|
Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert (re-released as The Three Tenors in Concert) is a live album by José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti with conductor Zubin Mehta. The album was recorded on July 7, 1990 in Rome as the first Three Tenors concert with the orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the orchestra of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma on the evening before the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final. It was produced by Gian Carlo Bertelli and Herbert Chappell.
The concert is particularly known for the two recordings of Nessun Dorma. The first is sung by Pavarotti alone. The second, the concert encore, includes all 3 tenors singing individually and then, for the final 'Vincerò!' singing together - conductor Zubin Mehta appeared completely delighted with the effect this had.
|1.||"È la solita storia (Lamento Di Federico)" (sung by José Carreras)||Act II of L'arlesiana by Francesco Cilea||4:21|
|2.||"O paradis" (sung by Plácido Domingo)||Act IV of L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer||3:12|
|3.||"Recondita armonia" (sung by Luciano Pavarotti)||Act I of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini||2:37|
|4.||"Dein ist mein ganzes Herz" (sung by Plácido Domingo)||from Das Land des Lächelns by Franz Lehár||3:36|
|5.||"Rondine al nido" (sung by Luciano Pavarotti)||written by Vincenzo De Crescenzo||3:35|
|6.||"Core 'ngrato (Catari)" (sung by José Carreras)||written by Salvatore Cardillo||3:28|
|7.||"Torna a Surriento" (sung by Luciano Pavarotti)||written by Ernesto de Curtis||2:52|
|8.||"Granada" (sung by José Carreras)||written by Agustín Lara||3:41|
|9.||"No puede ser" (sung by Plácido Domingo)||from La tabernera del puerto by Pablo Sorozábal||2:43|
|10.||"Improvviso" (sung by José Carreras)||Act I of Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano||5:11|
|11.||"E lucevan le stelle" (sung by Plácido Domingo)||Act III of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini||2:40|
|12.||"Nessun dorma" (sung by Luciano Pavarotti)||Act III of Turandot by Giacomo Puccini||3:05|
|13.||"Maria / Tonight / 'O Paese d' 'o sole / Cielito lindo" (sung by The Three Tenors)||arranged by Lalo Schifrin||5:31|
|14.||"Memory / Ochi tchorniye / Caminito / La Vie en rose" (sung by The Three Tenors)||arranged by Lalo Schifrin||6:54|
|15.||"Mattinata / Wien, Wien, nur du allein / Amapola / 'O sole mio" (sung by The Three Tenors)||arranged by Lalo Schifrin||8:06|
|16.||"'O sole mio" (sung by The Three Tenors)||written by Eduardo di Capua||2:53|
|17.||"Nessun dorma" (sung by The Three Tenors)||Act III of Turandot by Giacomo Puccini||3:30|
The recording, released on the Decca Classics label, won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance in 1991 at the 33rd Grammy Awards. It is the best-selling classical album of all time and led to a shift in the way the music industry marketed classical recordings.
This first Three Tenors performance and recording led to thirty-three additional concerts with Carreras, Domingo, and Pavarotti, as well as three more live audio and video albums. All were best-sellers.
The unexpected success of the album among general audiences led to a restructuring of the classical music industry into separate "core classical" and "strategic classical" areas. With the latter category, the industry now geared its focus toward reaching new audiences via intense performer-centric marketing strategies.
|US Classical Albums||3|
|Australia (ARIA)||4× Platinum||280,000^|
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||2× Platinum||100,000*|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Gold||50,000^|
|Norway (IFPI Norway)||Platinum||50,000*|
|Poland (ZPAV)||2× Platinum||200,000*|
|Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)||Gold||25,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||5× Platinum||1,500,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||3× Platinum||3,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone