Winter with Pavarotti

Luciano, it’s so cold outside! Sing summer songs, Pavarotti!

I don’t know about where you are, but here in Norway it’s sooo cold! I guess many around the globe are experiencing the harsh realities of winter these days.

We need some good music to warm us all up! Here is Pavarotti trying to warm our frozen hands by singing “Che gelida manina” from the Puccini opera La Bohème.

In fact, what we really need is some good summer songs! Well, it’s only January, but we do need summer to look forward to when it’s so cold as it is right now!

In 2009 Decca issued a CD compilation entitled Summertime: Beautiful arias and classic songs of summer with various artists. There are three Pavarotti songs on this album.


The three songs are “O Sole Mio“, “Torna a Surriento” and “Funiculì, funiculà“. All are studio recordings on the CD, but the videos below are all live performances except for “Funiculì, funiculà“.



Do you want more summer songs by Pavarotti? Check out my Spotify playlist “Pavarotti summer“! This playlist contains 40 summer related Pavarotti tracks for your listening pleasure!

Enjoy the winter! Dream of summer! Play Pavarotti!

And do continue to visit Odd Pavarotti Blog! 🙂

This post was originally published 16-01-2013. Last revision 16-01-2013.