Manon Lescaut

Pavarotti arias A-Z: T for “Tra voi, belle, brune e bionde”

My series of posts with Pavarotti arias A-Z continues. Very soon this fantastic journey is over, so let’s go!

Today is the letter T for “Tra voi, belle, brune e bionde” which is a wonderful little aria from the Puccini opera Manon Lescaut.

This recording is taken from a live concert performance in London’s Hyde Park on 30th July 1991. The whole concert is available on Decca DVD.

Guess what! Look out for a new aria tomorrow!

This post was first published 09-05-2015. Last revised 09-05-2015.

Pavarotti arias A-Z: D for “Donna non vidi mai”

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

Today is the letter D for “Donna non vidi mai” which is a wonderful aria from the Puccini opera Manon Lescaut. This is one of my favourite Pavarotti opera arias!

This recording is taken from a live concert performance in London’s Hyde Park on 30th July 1991. The whole concert is available on Decca DVD.

Guess what! Look out for a new aria tomorrow! 🙂

This post was first published 22-04-2015. Last revised 22-04-2015.

Congratulations to all women on International Women’s Day from Pavarotti, Ornella, Mia, Mina and me

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD). On this day, on March 8 every year, we celebrate women’s achievement in society and mark our solidarity for equal rights between women and men all over the world.

This day, also called International Working Women’s Day, or sometimes Women’s Liberation Day, or just Women’s Day, is celebrated in many ways.

Here in Norway there’s a tradition for a Women’s march, where women and men march for various women’s right issues. In addition there are also social and cultural events to celebrate the day, but the focus that day is always on the women’s right issues.

We congratulate all women on International Women’s Day with Pavarotti singing Donna non vidi mai (“You haven’t seen a woman like that”) from the Puccini opera Manon Lescaut, live from Munich in 1986.

We follow this love declaration with three legendary Italian pop singers: Ornella Vanoni sings Finalmente libera (“Finally free”), Mia Martini sings Libera (“Free”) and Mina sings Oggi sono io (“Today I’m me”).

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Let the celebrations begin! Congratulations to all women on International Women’s Day from Pavarotti, Ornella, Mia, Mina and me! 🙂

Felicitazioni per La Giornata internazionale della donna!

This post was first published 08-03-2015. Last revised 08-03-2015.