At last! A compilation of Pavarotti’s best operatic duets is out now! The compilation is entitled Classic duets and is available on Decca CD, download and streaming.
Classic duets has 15 tracks, but the iTunes download and Spotify streaming versions have three additional tracks and a slightly different cover.
There is also a DVD released, also entitled Classic Duets, which has 15 tracks. Many of the duets are the same as on the CD version, but sung with other singing partners than on the CD.
The duets featured on Classic duets are such duets as O soave fanciulla from La Bohème and Bella figlia dell’amore from Rigoletto, in addition to lesser known duets.
Pavarotti’s duet partners on Classic duets include such greats as Mirella Freni, Joan Sutherland, Renata Scotto, Nicolai Ghiaurov and many more. Even José Carreras and Plácido Domingo! Yes! A Three Tenors duet is included! Guess which one!
I hope you like the Pavarotti Duets post card above! Yes, it’s me, Odd Pavarotti, on the post card in an non-existent never before released virtual duet with the great Pavarotti! 🙂
The release of Classic duets is parallel to the pop duets compilation The Duets, also issued on Decca CD, download, streaming and DVD. In fact, both releases have similar cover design.
The Classic duets comes highly recommended. The CD and DVD are both filled with great operatic duets. Such as this one, taken from the DVD: Pavarotti and Renata Scotto sing O soave fanciulla from La Bohème from the Metropolitan Opera in 1977.
This post was first published 07-12-2014. Last revision 07-12-2014.