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concert Pavarotti in Hyde Park The legendary 1991 concert

The legendary 1991 concert

Pavarotti in Hyde Park The legendary 1991 concert


Rediscover the mighty, once-in-a-generation voice of Luciano Pavarotti at one of the most storied concerts of his career—in front of some 125,000 spectators at London's Hyde Park in 1991!

Pavarotti, whose undeniable voice—a fact of nature—inspired music fans who had never set foot at the opera, attracted a crowd to rival that of the Rolling Stones' famous concert at the same venue in 1969, demonstrating his remarkable ability to move people by the thousands (and thousands). There is no mystery as to why: that rich, stentorian tenor that seems to shake the foundations of the earth, and that uncommon power to communicate powerful emotions. The full duration of the concert is given over to that extraordinary voice, a besuited Pavarotti nearly motionless on stage holding a white handkerchief, no other accoutrements necessary.

Only Princess Diana herself could share the spotlight with the tenor on this evening, receiving Pavarotti's dedication of Puccini's romantic aria "Donna non vidi mai"—the beginning of a friendship between the two that would enchant the public. Even a sudden, torrential downpour could not mar the festivities, with Pavarotti's voice warming the drenched crowd from head to heart.


  • Andrew Cornall | Sound producer
  • John Pellowe | Sound engineer
  • Ron Ferris | Sound engineer
  • Christopher Swann | Video
  • Andy Ward | Video
  • Philharmonia Chorus | Choir


  • Giuseppe Verdi, Luisa Miller
    • Overture
    • II: "Quando le sere al placido chiaror d'un ciel stellato"
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Nabucco
    • Parte III, Scena Seconda. Coro E Prefezia “Va, Pensiero, Sull'ali Dorate" (Coro)
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer, L'Africaine
    • "O paradis"
  • Pietro Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana
    • Intermezzo sinfonico
  • Giuseppe Verdi, I Lombardi Alla Prima Crociata
    • II: "La mia letizia infondere"
  • Jules Massenet, Werther
    • III: "Toute mon âme est là ! Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps"
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo, Pagliacci
    • I. "Don, din, don - suona vespero"
  • Richard Wagner, Lohengrin, WWV 75
    • III: "Treulich geführt ziehet dahin"
  • Giacomo Puccini, Tosca
    • I: "Recondita armonia"
    • III: "E lucevan le stelle"
  • François Borne / Georges Bizet, Fantaisie brillante sur 'Carmen'
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo, Pagliacci
    • I: "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba"
  • Giuseppe Verdi, I Vespri Siciliani
    • Overture
  • Cesare Andrea Bixio, Mamma
  • Cesare Andrea Bixio, La mia canzone al vento
  • Ernesto De Curtis, Non ti scordar di me
  • Giacomo Puccini, Manon Lescaut
    • I: "Tra voi belle, brune e bionde"
    • I: "Donna non vidi mai"
  • Eduardo di Capua / Giovanni Capurro, O Sole Mio
  • Ernesto De Curtis / Giancarlo Chiaramello, Torna a Surriento
  • Giacomo Puccini, Turandot
    • III, 1: "Nessun dorma!"


  • Directed by:
    • Christopher Swann
  • Venue: Hyde Park (London, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 1991
  • Recording date: 1991
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min
  • Production: © Decca Classics
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