Pavarotti in Hyde Park
Luciano Pavarotti‘s 30th-anniversary concert in Hyde Park - a selection of his favorite arias to observe 30 years of a sterling career.
Pavarotti in Hyde Park © DECCA
It was billed as „Pavarotti in the Park,“ but Luciano Pavarotti‘s 30th-anniversary concert in Hyde Park this evening could just as well have been called „Pavarotti in the Deluge.“ The Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duchess of York, Prime Minister John Major and his wife, the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, the actor Michael Caine and a crowd estimated at 125,000 turned out despite an incessant downpour to hear the 55-year-old Italian tenor sing a selection of his favourite arias to observe 30 years of a sterling career. He was accompanied by the 82-member Philharmonia Orchestra and the 120-voice Philharmonia Chorus. Arias by Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Jules Massenet including Nessun dorma, E lucevan le stelle, O sole mio ...
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Original title Pavarotti in Hyde Park
Recording location Hyde Park, London 1991
Duration 99 mins
Production Company Decca
Orchestra / Band Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor Leone Magiera
Choir Philharmonia Chorus
Soloist Luciano Pavarotti
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