Pavarotti arias A-Z: S for “Se quel guerrier io fossi! … Celeste Aida”

My series of posts with Pavarotti arias A-Z continues. Let’s go!

Today is the letter S for “Se quel guerrier io fossi! … Celeste Aida” from the Verdi opera Aida. This is in fact a two for one giveaway: “Se quel guerrier io fossi!” is the recitative that precedes the more famous aria “Celeste Aida”.

Listen to this fantastic performance from the Metropolitan Opera in 1986. Glorious singing by Pavarotti followed by ecstatic applause from the audience.

Guess what! Look out for a new aria tomorrow!

This post was first published 08-05-2015. Last revised 08-05-2015.