Pavarotti in Puccini in Chicago

Pavarotti sang in Chicago many times during his career. Here are some samples from a gala in Chicago in 1975 (audio only), both taken from the Puccini opera La Boheme. At this gala Pavarotti sang together with Mirella Freni.

First Pavarotti sings the aria Che gelida manina followed by Freni who sings the aria Mi chiamano Mimi. Pavarotti and Freni then join forces in the duet O soave fanciulla.

Needless to say, both singers are at the top of their career. Riccardo Chailly conducts the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra.

When performing in Chicago Pavarotti mostly sang in opera performances at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. More about that and all the rest of Pavarotti in Chicago in later posts.

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This post was first published 05-09-2014. Last revision 06-09-2014.