Pavarotti Story

Pavarotti Story

by Luciano Pavarotti

This commemorative set documents Pavarotti’s life story in both words and music. Presented in superb, high quality packaging including a 70 page illustrated booklet of Pavarotti’s life story, a complete 82 page fullcolor illustrated Pavarotti discography and two principal CDs as well as two bonus CDs. James Jolly’s essay A Tenor for our Times is presented…  See more details below


This commemorative set documents Pavarotti’s life story in both words and music. Presented in superb, high quality packaging including a 70 page illustrated booklet of Pavarotti’s life story, a complete 82 page fullcolor illustrated Pavarotti discography and two principal CDs as well as two bonus CDs. James Jolly’s essay A Tenor for our Times is presented alongside notes on each of the songs and arias, all in three languages (English, French, German). Of the CDs, containing many of his outstanding and most-loved recordings, the first is entitled The Operas, the second Sacred Arias and Neapolitan Songs, while the two bonus CDs contain “Pavarotti in conversation”: The Great Tenor in his own words, and his original Debut EP recording from 1964 alongside six bonus tracks crossing from opera to duets with Bono, Elton John and Frank Sinatra. From the Label

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Disc 1

  1. Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête! ... Que dire? Que faire? ... Pour mon
  2. Di rigori armato il seno
  3. Di rigori armato il seno
  4. Una furtiva lagrima
  5. La donna è mobile
  6. Nessun dorma!
  7. Che gelida manina
  8. A te, o cara
  9. Addio fiorita asil
  10. Di quella pira
  11. Recitar! ... Vesti la giubba
  12. Recondita armonia
  13. O muto asil
  14. Forse la soglia attinse ... Ma se m'è forza perderti
  15. Come un bel dì di maggio
  16. Fuor del mar
  17. Se quel guerrier io fossi! ... Celeste Aida
  18. Niun mi tema
  19. Donna non vidi mai
  20. La mia letizia infondere

Disc 2

  1. Ingemisco
  2. Cujus animam
  3. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-
  4. Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra "O Holy Night"
  5. Non t'amo più, for voice & piano/orchestra
  6. La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna è in mezzo al mare"), for vo
  7. In questa tomba oscura, arietta for voice and piano (or orchestra), WoO
  8. Vaga luna, che inargenti, song for voice & piano
  9. O sole mio, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  10. Torna a Surriento, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  11. Non ti scordar di me, for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib)
  12. Vivere for voice & orchestra
  13. Santa Lucia luntana, for voice & orchestra
  14. Core 'ngrato (Catari), for voice & orchestra
  15. Fiorin Fiorello, for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib)
  16. Volare, for voice & orchestra (a.k.a. "Nel blu dipinto di blu")
  17. Buongiorno a Te

Disc 3

  1. "Luciano Pavarotti, you've been a legend in your lifetime..."
  2. "The tremendous service that you have done..."
  3. "Coming to Verdi..."
  4. "Coming to Verdi..."
  5. "You have devoted a great deal of time and energy to other people..."

Disc 4

  1. Che gelida manina
  2. E lucevan le stelle
  3. Questa o quella
  4. La donna è mobile
  5. Parmi veder le lagrime
  6. Au fond du temple saint
  7. Inno delle nazioni ("Gloria dei cieli altissimi"), for voice, chorus &
  8. Nessun dorma!
  9. Miss Sarajevo
  10. Live Like Horses
  11. My Way, song

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luciano Pavarotti   Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal),Interviewee
Joan Sutherland   Soprano (Vocal)
Henry Mancini   Conductor
Frank Sinatra   Vocals
Elton John   Vocals
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Michael Kamen   Conductor
José Carreras   Tenor (Vocal)
James Levine   Conductor
Plácido Domingo   Tenor (Vocal)
National Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Herbert von Karajan   Conductor
Franco Alfano   Completion
Bono   Vocals
English Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Brian Eno   electronics
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Richard Bonynge   Conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Zubin Mehta   Conductor
Nicola Rescigno   Conductor
Giancarlo Chiaramello   Conductor
David Evans   Vocals
Georg Solti   Conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Anthony Rolfe Johnson   Tenor (Vocal)
Nicolai Ghiaurov   Bass (Vocal)
István Kertész   Conductor
Christa Ludwig   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
John Pritchard   Conductor
Bill Miller   Conductor
Riccardo Chailly   Conductor
Edward Downes   Conductor
Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Marco Armiliato   Conductor
Kurt Herbert Adler   Conductor
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus and Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Stefano "Tellus" Nanni   Conductor
Alan Opie   Baritone (Vocal)
Robin Stapleton   Conductor
Lorin Maazel   Conductor
Piero Gamba   Conductor
Eric Garrett   Bass (Vocal)
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Italo Tajo   Bass (Vocal)
Ambrosian Opera Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Jane Shaulis   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Elke Schary   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Manfred Jungwirth   Bass (Vocal)
Dimitri Kavrakos   Bass (Vocal)
Richard Kerns   Baritone (Vocal)
George Patanè   Conductor
Orchestra del Teatro dell Opera di Roma   Performing Ensemble
Giancarlo Luccardi   Bass (Vocal)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Philharmonia Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Scala Theater Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Chorus of The Royal Opera   Choir, Chorus
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Chorus & Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Turin Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
John Alldis Choir   Choir, Chorus
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Bologna Community Theater Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Bologna Community Theater Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
David Evans   Vocals
Bill Miller   Conductor

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Vicenzo Bellini   Composer
Georges Bizet   Composer
Arrigo Boito   Librettist,Composer
Gaetano Donizetti   Composer
Umberto Giordano   Composer
Charles Gounod   Composer
Ruggero Leoncavallo   Librettist,Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Giacomo Puccini   Composer
Giuseppe Verdi   Composer
Henry Mancini   Arranger
Elton John   Composer
Domenico Modugno   Composer,Lyricist
Adam Clayton   Composer
Brian Eno   Composer
Michael Haas   Producer
Larry Mullen   Composer
Gordon Parry   Engineer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Gioachino Rossini   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Lyricist
Hank Cattaneo   Producer
Colin Moorfoot   Engineer
Giancarlo Chiaramello   Arranger
Simon Eadon   Engineer
David Evans   Composer
James Lock   Engineer
Ray Minshull   Producer
Phillip Siney   Engineer
Paul Hewson   Composer
Stanley Goodall   Engineer
Alexander Faris   Arranger
D. Gamley   Arranger
Douglas Gamley   Arranger
John Mordler   Producer
Christopher Raeburn   Producer
Michael Woolcock   Producer
Peter Wadland   Producer
Kenneth Wilkinson   Engineer
John Pellowe   Engineer
Jacques Revaux   Composer
Claude François   Composer
Renato Simoni   Librettist
Gilles Thibaut   Lyricist
Paolo Tosti   Composer
Giuseppe Adami   Librettist
Cesare Bixio   Composer
Riccardo Cordiferro   Lyricist
James Mallinson   Producer
Oliva   Librettist
John Dunkerley   Engineer
Liam Toner   Concept
David Ylla-Somers   Liner Note Translation
Melissa Ghislanzoni   Librettist
Michel Carré   Librettist
Eugène Cormon   Librettist
Jon Culshaw   Producer
Jack Law   Engineer
Christiane Frobenius   Liner Note Translation
Stefano "Tellus" Nanni   Arranger
Richard Beswick   Producer
Michael Walters   Art Direction
Domenico Furno   Lyricist
Giovanni Capurro   Lyricist
Salvatore Cardillo   Composer
Morten Winding   Producer
Adami   Librettist
Giuseppe Giacosa   Librettist
Luigi Illica   Librettist
Spoken Wordz   Composer
Michele Centonze   Composer
Giacosa   Librettist
Jon Tolansky   Interviewer
Thibaut   Lyricist
Somma   Librettist
Bassi   Libretto Translation
Bayard   Librettist
Carpani   Lyricist
DeJuoy   Librettist
DeRocquemaure   Lyricist
Hofmannstahl   Librettist
James Jolly   Liner Notes
Piave   Librettist
Francesco Maria Piave   Librettist
Cappeau de Roquemaure   Lyricist
Temistocle Solera   Librettist
Philip Siney   Engineer
Salvatore Cammarano   Librettist
Abbate Giambattista Varesco   Librettist
Mendes   Lyricist
Giovanni Ricordi   Librettist
C. Errico   Lyricist
Giuseppe Carpani   Lyricist
Felice Romani   Librettist
Hippolyte Louis-Florent Bis   Librettist
John Culshaw   Producer
Jean-François Bayard   Librettist
Migliaccio   Lyricist
Hugo von Hofmannsthal   Librettist
G.B. (Giambattista) de Curtis   Lyricist
Antonio Somma   Librettist
Jules Vernoy de Saint-Georges   Librettist
St. Georges   Librettist
Antonio Ghislanzoni   Librettist
Carlo Pepoli (Count)   Librettist
Marco Praga   Librettist
Alida Oliva   Librettist
David Evans   Composer

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