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Luciano Pavarotti: O Holy Night
Kurt Herbert Adler, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti: O Holy Night
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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The King of High C's Does Christmas!
H. F. Corbin | ATLANTA, GA USA | 12/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Originally recorded in 1976 and now available on a CD, this collection of sacred Christmas music by Luciano Pavarotti has to be one of the finest recordings of this sort ever made. This great tenor was at the height of his powers and his golden voice, instantly recognizable, puts chills on the listener's spine.

There is an abundance of riches here, each selection as good as the next one. I'm not sure I could pick out a favorite. "O Holy Night", Franck's "Panis Angelicus", "both the Schubert and Bach-Gounod "Ave Marias", "Sanctus" from the Berlioz REQUIEM, and the celestial "Agnus Dei" by Bizet and five others are all here. And what's better than Pavarotti singing heavenly music? Pavarotti and the Wandsworth Boys Choir singing heavenly music.

This one should go in the time capsule."
Just beautiful
Sheila Bloom | Alexandria, VA United States | 11/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had the lp when it first came out and I practically wore it out. I fell in love with Panis Angelicus from this album, among others. I was very happy to get the cd when it came out and sometimes I play it even if it's not Christmas. His voice sound so wonderful on this recording, at his prime. (there was a tv special on PBS with the songs from this lp, back when PBS was worth watching).

Question: Should I get the new version with a few new songs added (although I only saw one new song. (I hate when record companies do this tempting the consumer to buy the same album twice.)

This is definitely an album for the ages and one that might tempt people unfamiliar with opera singers to possibly going to an opera."
The Ultimate Christmas CD
MikelMask | Maryland, USA | 12/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I own many Christmas CDs and try to listen to all at least once during the Christmas season. Over time, they become over familiar to me and I enjoy them less and less. However, this CD is an exception; I am never tired of listening to it. Pavarotti's exquisite singing defines the spirituality of the season and the addition of the Vienna Boys Choir just adds to the beauty of the music. However, I have one word of warning. After listening to Pavarotti sing such standards as "Ave Maria", "Panis angelicus", and "Adeste fidelis", you will think that all other performances, not matter how beautiful, are inferior. I cannot recommend a CD more highly."