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The 3 Tenors: Paris 1998
The 3 Tenors
The 3 Tenors: Paris 1998
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
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If you think you've heard it all, you're wrong. The three big guys are indeed back, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, with a rabidly enthusiastic crowd to welcome them. They sing many favorites-- "Granada," "Because," "Ne...  more »


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All Artists: The 3 Tenors
Title: The 3 Tenors: Paris 1998
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 8/18/1998
Album Type: Live
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075678311024

If you think you've heard it all, you're wrong. The three big guys are indeed back, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, with a rabidly enthusiastic crowd to welcome them. They sing many favorites-- "Granada," "Because," "Nessun dorma"--and there are a pair of medleys: one devoted to love songs, and one called "Medley of the World," which ends with a rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" that might just bring tears to your eyes. If the truth be known, the three tenors have put on 8 years since we first heard them together, and a fair amount of bloom is off their rose-like voices--with Domingo's ardency sounding a bit hard-edged, Carreras's tone even more spread than before, and some of Pavarotti's gold tarnished and his breath shorter. Suffice it to say that older CDs by these three formerly-really-great tenors are worth their weight in gold, compared to the bronze you'll find here. But the classy James Levine at the helm keeps the "event" going with passion, and it's hard not to get caught up in the excitement. --Robert Levine

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A Wonderful Night In Paris!
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Some refreshing arias and songs were well accepted by this music listener! However, the apparrent age is looking over Domingo's and Pavarotti's shoulders! Domingo instilled a harsh edginess with his vocals where as Carreras ,I thought, outshined them all! As for Pavarotti, well, his screeching has got to go! When he sang his first three note from Verdi's " Luisa Miller" most famous aria "quando le sere al placido", I knew that it was not Pavarotti's night! Jose Carreras sang beautifully! He may be a shade lighter in sound, but he expresses what he sings and transfers that feeling to you, the audience better than anyone in the opera world! Very Sinatra-like I would say. The medleys were well thought out and in my opinion, the best of the three concerts so far! I already have my tickets to see the Three Tenors In Concert in July of '99 in Detroit. CAN'T WAIT!"
Not the best tenors album.
Jose L. Lobato | Mexico City | 05/03/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)

"First of all, the change of the conductor. We were used to the thundering conducting of Mehta. Then, Pavarotti is not the same man that he was in '94 and in '90. His range fell a lot. Then, he dared to sing a song that is traditionally sang by Domingo (Granada) It lacks opera arias. Not a good purchase. Buy the first or the second albums."
Standing Ovation !!!
Ken Manspeaker | Richmond, VA | 09/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Once again, the Tenors electrified the world. It was estimated that over 1.6 billion viewers saw this extraordinary display of musical genius.
The Pavarotti rendition of "Nessun Dorma" was breathtaking as he "hit" his famous high C with VINCERO!!!
With the exception of "Nessun Dorma & Caruso", I felt that it
was Domingo who carried the show. His voice style changes so dramatically to fit the mood and melody of each song.
Carreras, I felt, was lacking the "oomph" in his solos on this tour. However, no one can top Carreras when a line needs to be delivered that has "deep-gut" emotional feelings, almost mad sounding, i.e. the song "Because" -- listen when he sings "his love makes mangle of devile...", you'll understand what I mean.
Combine the Three together and you have pure brilliance. Listen to the song "You'll Never Walk Alone" is almost patriotic like.
"O' Sole Mio" and the show stopper "La Donna Mobile" left the people standing and cheering.
The Paris setting was spectacular. James Levine was his normal go lucky conductor self as he makes the viewing audience and the orchestra feel at ease with his upbeat facial expressions.
An awesome addition to your collection. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see why the world has labled them "The Three Tenors." BRAVO"