|Product Code:||LDR 72009|
|Artist:||Bonynge, Sutherland, Horne, Pavarotti, New York City Opera Orchestra|
|Label:||London Records (1981)|
Record: NM (M-)
Pristine vinyl, looks unplayed with the gatefold cover showing minor shelf wear and scuffing.
This recording marks ground zero of the Three Tenors phenomenon and reminds you of all that it was supposed to be. There's only one tenor here--Luciano Pavarotti--and because he's partnered by different voice types--soprano Joan Sutherland and mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne-- the possibilities of substantial artistic collaboration are much greater. Though this event was heavily hyped and would've driven audiences wild no matter what, the singers use the concert as an occasion to do things they'd never do on the opera stage, such as the Sutherland-Pavarotti duet from Otello. In their prime, they were one of the great operatic teams, as were Sutherland and Horne. And this concert gives ample evidence why. It's essential for fans of these singers