Puccini has 5 entries this year — all operas. This, the 1st, is down 29 places.
Puccini and Italia 90 are forever subliminally linked in the minds of millions of football fans. It was in Rome that year that Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Plácido Domingo gathered for what was to become one of the most influential classical music concerts of the twentieth century. All sorts of opera arias and Neapolitan songs were performed, but it was Puccini's 'Nessun dorma' from his opera Turandot, sung by the terrific trio, that really captured people's hearts. The commercial success of The Three Tenors — and of Pavarotti in particular — paved the way for a resurgence of interest in classical music in the UK.
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- Buy "Turandot" on Amazon
- Buy "Turandot" on iTunes
- Find out more about Puccini on Classic FM
- Buy the album
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