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Pavarotti in Central Park
Giuseppe Verdi, Gaetano Donizetti, Francesco Cilea
Pavarotti in Central Park
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
Where were you June 26, 1993? If you weren't among the half million fans who gathered in Central Park to hear Luciano Pavarotti, you can now experience this event for the first time with this live recording. — Genre: Classi...  more »

      
   
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Where were you June 26, 1993? If you weren't among the half million fans who gathered in Central Park to hear Luciano Pavarotti, you can now experience this event for the first time with this live recording.
Genre: Classical Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 7-MAR-1995

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Pavarotti swoons The Big Apple...
vmzfla | Orlando, Fl. | 06/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A stand out from a career of remarkable achievements, Luciano Pavarotti
historically performs before a half a million in NYC's Central Park. The digital true to life live recording of June 26th. 1993 preserves that evening for posterity. Besides superb engineering he has the support of the world class NY Philharmonic that savors the occasion. The carefully selected program includes a few opera arias, but the majority are beautifully arranged Italian songs. Throughout, Pavarotti's voice is consistently up to the task, sweet and distinct, and he really lets it rip when required. The crowd pleaser, over played "Nessa Dorma" has come off better elsewhere! However, the overall program is captivating, exhibiting why Pavarotti has popularized opera to greater audiences.
Andre Griminelli(solo flute)on a Carmen Fantasy and The Boy's Choir of Harlem capablely keeps the crowd amused during Pavarotti's rest breaks. I was amazed how disciplined and what little crowd chatter there was during the performance, further emphasising the respect Luciano Pavarotti commands."
A wonderful experience
G. Sawaged | Canada | 12/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What other opera singer besides Luciano Pavarotti could attract half a million people to Central Park to watch him in concert? This concert of June 1993 was truly special. From the opening Verdi Overture "I Vespri Siciliani" played by the New York Philharmonic, you know you're in for a treat. Pavarotti sings an assortment of well-loved Arias, but what you don't really expect is the Duke Ellington classic "It don't mean a thing" sung by The Boys Choir of Harlem and also the traditional gospel number, "I can go to God in prayer". As out of place as they may seem in this context, they fit in perfectly. A wonderful album...anyone who loves Pavarotti will love this."