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New Era of Classical Music (03:19)

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Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, and Placido Domingo perform in concert on the evening of the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final. The performance becomes the most popular classical music concert of all time. See footage of the trio singing "O Sole Mio." (Credits)

Three Tenors Concert (02:30)

Zubin Mehta recalls learning about the concert. Carreras donates his fee to Leukemia research. The performance takes place at the Baths of Caracalla.

"Lamento di Federico": Francesco Cilea (04:41)

Carreras performs the aria from Act II of "L'arlesiana." Mehta conducts the orchestra.

"No Puede Ser": Pablo Sorozabal (03:19)

Domingo performs the cancion from "La Taberna del Puerto." Mehta conducts the orchestra.

"Recondita Armonia" (02:56)

Pavarotti performs the aria form "Tosca," composed by Giacomo Puccini.

Concert Rehearsals (01:55)

The atmosphere is relaxed and performers enjoy the rehearsal time. The Rome Opera House Orchestra and the Maggio Musicale Florentino accompany the artists.

"Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz": Franz Lehar (03:59)

Domingo performs the aria from the operetta "The Land of Smiles." Mehta conducts the Rome Opera House and Maggio Musicale Florentino orchestras.

"Rondine al Nido" : Vincenzo de Crescenzo (04:08)

Andrea Griminelli plays the solo flute and Pavarotti performs the Neapolitan song. Mehta conducts the Rome Opera House and Maggio Musicale Florentino orchestras.

"Core 'ngrato": Salvatore Cardillo (03:47)

Carreras performs the Neapolitan song. Mehta conducts the Rome Opera House and Maggio Musicale Florentino orchestras.

Baths of Caracalla (02:26)

Heritage Site Protection questions the site of the open-air concert. Pavarotti, Domingo, and Carreras visit the site the day before the concert. Mehta describes the singers borrowing from each other's repertoire.

"Torna a Surriento": Ernesto de Curtis (03:24)

Pavarotti sings the Neapolitan song. Mehta conducts the Rome Opera House and Maggio Musicale Florentino orchestras.

"Granada": Agustin Lara (03:54)

Carreras sings the traditional song. Mehta conducts the Rome Opera House and Maggio Musicale Florentino orchestras.

"E Lucevan le Stelle": Puccini (03:08)

Domingo performs the aria from "Tosca." Mehta conducts the Rome Opera House and Maggio Musicale Florentino orchestras.

"Nessun Dorma": Puccini (03:22)

Pavarotti performs the aria from "Turandot." Mehta conducts the Rome Opera House and Maggio Musicale Florentino orchestras.

Encore (02:22)

Mehta describes the three singers providing their favorite popular music pieces for arrangement by Lalo Schifrin. See footage of rehearsals. Music should be for everyone.

Finale: Medley (04:03)

Excerpts include selections from "West Side Story" and an Italian traditional song. The Rome Opera House and Maggio Musicale Florentino orchestras accompany Pavarotti, Domingo, and Carreras.

"Cielito Lindo" and "Memory" (04:04)

The Three Tenors sing the popular Mexican song and an excerpt from "Cats." The Rome Opera House and Maggio Musicale Florentino orchestras accompany Pavarotti, Domingo, and Carreras.

"Ochi Tchorniya," "Caminito," and "La Vie en Rose" (04:08)

The Three Tenors sing Russian, tango, and French songs. The Rome Opera House and Maggio Musicale Florentino orchestras accompany Pavarotti, Domingo, and Carreras.

Folk Songs (08:03)

Selections include "Mattinata," "Wien, Wien, nur du allein," "O Sole Mio," and "Amapola." The Rome Opera House and Maggio Musicale Florentino orchestras accompany Pavarotti, Domingo, and Carreras.

Encore: "Nessun Dorma" (04:53)

Pavarotti, Domingo, and Carreras perform the aria from "Turandot." Mehta conducts the Rome Opera House and Maggio Musicale Florentino orchestras. This concert brings new popularity to traditional classical music and opera.

Credits: The 3 Tenors: The Birth of a Legend (00:31)

Credits: The 3 Tenors: The Birth of a Legend

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The 3 Tenors: The Birth of a Legend


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At the Football World Cup in 1990, the three tenors, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti met together for the first time with conductor Zubin Mehta for an extraordinary musical experience. The concert drew six thousand excited live viewers and one billion watching on television. With it began a new era of classical music and in the following years, the 3 Tenors held audiences around the world under their spell in over thirty performances. They helped to bring about an unexpected flourishing of classical music. This program interweaves performances and background information, including previously unseen material.

Length: 76 minutes

Item#: EDP188718

Copyright date: ©2015

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