The Three Tenors in Concert (1994)
The legendary broadcast watched by over 1 billion viewers — With Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic
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On July 16, 1994, the eve of the World Cup final, an event took place at Dodger Stadium that had nothing to do with soccer but drew one of the largest audiences in television history. For the first time since their 1990 extravaganza at the World Cup in Rome, the CD of which became the best-selling classical album ever, the Three Tenors—Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and José Carreras—reunited for an evening of unforgettable song, called "probably the biggest single musical event in history" and watched by an estimated 1.3 billion viewers around the world.
Alongside Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the tremendous trio interpret a variety of repertoire ranging from favorite opera arias—including two earth-shaking versions of "Nessun dorma!" from Turandot, a solo by Pavarotti and a grand finale featuring all three tenors—to contemporary songs, and even excerpts from West Side Story and The Phantom of the Opera. Captivating a huge swath of the viewing public in a way that few ensembles have before or since, Pavarotti, Domingo, and Carreras sing their hearts out—and will likely win yours over in the process.