A Tenors Christmas

A Tenors Christmas

by The Three Tenors
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A Tenors Christmas

The Three Tenors first came together to celebrate the 1990 World Cup in Rome, and the resulting success sent shockwaves through the opera world. A decade later, the trio reunites to observe an entirely different kind of festivity. The Three Tenors Christmas was recorded in Vienna with conductor Steven Mercurio, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and the Gumpoldskirchner Spätzen boy's choir. The 21 selections include favorite songs and carols, such as "Adeste Fideles," "White Christmas," "Silent Night," and "Winter Wonderland," as well as some unexpected holiday fare. Who would have guessed that these three operatic superstars would be raising their voices together in "Amazing Grace" or John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Happy Christmas/War Is Over"? Their lyrical performances of classical lullabies by Brahms and Richard Strauss will come as no surprise, however -- and neither will the stirring atmosphere of this live concert recording. Each of the tenors has a touch of trouble singing in English, but that doesn't stop them from caressing the melodies in their inimitable style. The extravagant arrangements match the tenors' vocal opulence, creating a stirring and joyous accompaniment for sumptuous holiday celebrations.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/1997
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646330425
catalogNumber: 63304


  1. Cantique de Noël (O Holy Night)
  2. Adeste Fideles
  3. Ave Maria, Dolce Maria
  4. Wiegenlied I
  5. Oh Tannenbaum
  6. Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle
  7. Amazing Grace
  8. White Christmas
  9. Dormi, O Bambino (Lulaj Ze Jezuniu)
  10. Silent Night
  11. Pregarìa (El Cant de l'Amina a la Verge)
  12. Susani
  13. Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
  14. Wiegenlied II
  15. Carol of the Drum (The Little Drummer Boy)
  16. La Virgen Lava Pañales
  17. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  18. Sleigh Ride
  19. Winter Wonderland
  20. Un Nuevo Siglo
  21. Feliz Navidad

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Three Tenors   Primary Artist
Dionne Warwick   Vocals
Luciano Pavarotti   Tenor (Vocal)
José Carreras   Tenor (Vocal)
Plácido Domingo   Tenor (Vocal)
Charles Aznavour   Vocals
Columbia Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Richard Tucker   Tenor (Vocal)
Lee Holdridge   Conductor
Thomas Z. Shepard   Conductor
Vienna Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Vjekoslav Sutej   Conductor
Gumpoldskirchner Kinderchor   Choir, Chorus
Vienna State Opera Chorus   Choir, Chorus
E. Kiennast   Keyboards
Mozart Sangerknaben   Choir, Chorus,Performing Ensemble
Vienna State Opera Children's Choir   Choir, Chorus
Richard Osterreicher   Conductor

Technical Credits

Georges Bizet   Composer
Johannes Brahms   Composer
Lalo Schifrin   Arranger
Franz Schubert   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer,Text
Plácido Domingo   Arranger,Composer
Charles Aznavour   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Lee Holdridge   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Milton Okun   Producer
Bebu Silvetti   Arranger,Adaptation
Isaac Watts   Composer,Text
Thomas Z. Shepard   Arranger
Michel Glotz   Producer
Lorenzo Ferrero   Arranger,Adaptation
Roxanne Slimak   Cover Design
John Francis Wade   Composer,Text
Joseph Mohr   Composer,Text
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Composer,Text
Dee Shipman   Composer,Text
Jester Hairston   Composer,Text
Phillips Brooks   Composer
Francesco Cimmino   Composer,Text
Albert Hughes   Cover Art
John Mason Neale   Composer,Text
Juan Colomer   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Placido Domingo   Text
Cappeau de Roquemaure   Text
Hughes   Cover Art
Piæ Cantiones Anonymous   Composer
Luis Rosado Vega   Text
Philips Brooks   Text
Peter Martin   Producer
Mary Huckaby   Text
Lewis Redner   Composer

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