Based on Shakesphere's play, Verdi's opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, "...the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon". Believing Otello has promoted the... See full summary »
One of the most memorable classical music concerts I've seen
I say this as a huge classical music and opera enthusiast, I loved this and consider one of the most memorable experiences of this kind that I've seen.
First of all we have three great tenors. Placido Domingo has always been my personal favourite of the three, not only does he have a wonderful voice but he is also very versatile and is an outstanding actor. Save a few exceptions I have been known to not like Luciano Pavarotti's acting finding he stood there and sang often, that said his voice is so unique and powerful and his personality and smile infectious I am also fond of him, also of the three tenors Pavarotti has the most effortless high Cs. Jose Carreras is my least favourite of the three because I am not as familiar with him mainly, and like Pavarotti while I am not a fan of his acting sometimes I love his voice and dashing presence.
All three men are in great voice, they show great presence on stage and every single one of their renditions are memorable. The orchestra is absolutely wonderful, and Zubin Mehta conducts with finesse. It is also nostalgic and perhaps even poignant to also see Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra in the audience.
The concert is also beautifully shot, with very good photography, while the venue is really quite spectacular. Aside from the performing, the music is a big factor of why this is so good. All of it is amazing and wonderfully performed by all three tenors and by the orchestra and Mehta, but for me the standouts are Nessun Dorma and particularly Granada.
Overall, brilliant and one of the most memorable concerts I have seen not just in a while but ever, up there with Bryn and Cecilia at Glyndebourne and the Domingo/Milnes Met Gala Concert. 10/10 Bethany Cox
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