Magic was created one starlit night in July 1990, when Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras met on stage at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome and became The Three Tenors. 800 million people attended this live event which caused the biggest hype ever in the history of classical music.
They eschewed competitive instincts and cooperated in the spirit of mutual admiration to create one of the greatest musical events ever. This concert is an awe-inspiring orgy of the greatest hits for the tenor voice. Domingo and Pavarotti sing perfectly. The audience wins as these vocal supermen compete to seduce the hearts of the audience.
One moment Domingo brings thrilling fire and pain to "E lucevan le stelle" from Tosca; the next, Pavarotti rises to heavenly heights in an inspired rendition of "Nessun dorma" from Turandot. Carreras' enthusiasm and passion are unrivaled. Zubin Mehta exquisitely captures the largeness of this bonanza through the grandiose orchestra.
Join Luciano Pavarotti together with his friends and colleagues Plácido Domingo and José Carreras in the most successful classical music concert of all time: the incredible Three Tenors at the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome held on the eve of the 1990 FIFA World Cup final in Italy, with Zubin Mehta conducting the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
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A film by Christopher Nupen
The Three Tenors' first concert in Rome
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