Idomeneo

Pavarotti arias A-Z: W, X, Y and Z for “We have reached the end …”

We have reached the end of my series of posts with Pavarotti arias A-Z. This is the last post in this series, so let’s go!

I haven’t found any Pavarotti arias that starts with any of the last four letters in the alphabet. The letters W, X and Y are not part of the Italian alphabet, so that might explain a lot.

After postponing my post with one day I decided I should anyway go out with a bang! So, today is the letters W, X, Y and Z for “We have reached the end of the alphabet, but here is one more great Pavarotti aria!”.

The aria that I have chosen to end this series with is “Vedrommi intorno” which is a wonderful aria from the Mozart opera Idomeneo. This one is also one of my favourite Pavarotti opera arias!

The video is taken from a complete performance of the opera at The Metropolitan Opera conducted by James Levine. The complete performance is available on Deutsche Grammophon DVD.

Thank you all for responding so positive to this blog series! 🙂

Look out for more blog post about Pavarotti and much more! 🙂

This post was first published 13-05-2015. Last revised 13-05-2015.

Pavarotti arias A-Z: H for “Haven’t found any Pavarotti aria that begins with H but it’s not my fault!”

My series of posts with Pavarotti arias A-Z continues. I’m so optimistic I will make it all the way to the letter Z, so let’s go!

Today is the letter H and for the first time in this project I’m struggling with finding an aria with Pavarotti. So far I’ve managed quite well but today I’m stuck! Anyhow, it’s not my fault I haven’t found any Pavarotti aria that begins with H. I have really tried! 🙂

Talking about fault: There’s a beautiful aria sung by Pavarotti about that. I’m of course thinking about “Non ho colpa” from the Mozart opera Idomeneo which in fact means “It’s not my fault”. So why not take this opportunity to listen to Pavarotti singing this beautiful aria?

The recording is taken from a live performance of this opera in London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1964. Pavarotti also sang in this opera at The Glyndebourne Festival the same year. On both occasions Pavarotti sang the role of Idamante and both occasions are available on CD.

In the 1980’s Pavarotti sang the role of Idomeneo, the father of Idamante, both on stage and on recording, but that’s another story.

And guess what! Look out for a new aria tomorrow! I will try my very best! 🙂

This post was first published 26-04-2015. Last revised 26-04-2015.