Best Tenors: The 50 Greatest Tracks

The best classical tenors, featuring music from Carmen, Don Giovanni, Pagliacci, Turandot, The Rake’s Progress and Werther and Die Meistersinger, brought to you by Sinfini Music.

Playlist Tracks

Turandot / Act 3 : "Nessun dorma!" Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra 03:00
Aida / Act 1 : "Celeste Aida" Jon Vickers, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma, Sir Georg Solti 03:39
L'elisir d'amore / Act 2 : "Una furtiva lagrima" Luciano Pavarotti, English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge 04:46
Tosca / Act 1 : "Recondita armonia" Giuseppe Di Stefano, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Franco Patané 03:06
Simon Boccanegra / Act 2 : "Oh inferno" - "Sento avvampar" Rolando Villazon, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Daniele Callegari 05:22
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96 / Act 3 : "Morgenlich leuchtend" Ben Heppner, José Van Dam, Sir Georg Solti, René Pape 05:15
Così fan tutte, K. 588, / Act 1 : "Un'aura amorosa" Nicolai Gedda, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis 04:45
La Bohème / Act 1 : "Che gelida manina" Carlo Bergonzi, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Tullio Serafin 04:52
The Rake's Progress / Act 1/Scene 1 : "Here I stand" / "Since it is not by merit" (Tom) Ian Bostridge, London Symphony Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner 02:33
Tosca / Act 3 : "E lucevan le stelle" Plácido Domingo, Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli 04:24
L'Orfeo / Act II : Ritornello-Vi ricorda o bosch'ombrosi Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Mark Tucker, John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists 02:51
Peter Grimes, Op.33 / Act 1 : "What Harbour Shelters Peace" Sir Peter Pears, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten 01:11
Rigoletto / Act 1 : "Questa o quella" Mario Del Monaco, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Alberto Erede 02:03
Fidelio, Op. 72, / Act 2 : "In des Lebens Frühlingstagen" James McCracken, Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 04:49
Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 : "Il mio tesoro intanto" Gösta Winbergh, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 04:45
Carmen / Act 2 : "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée" Plácido Domingo, Sir Georg Solti, London Philharmonic Orchestra 03:54
La fille du régiment / Act 1 : Cavatina: "Amici miei" Juan Diego Flórez, Fernando Piqueras, Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana 07:21
Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Eurydice), Wq. 30 - Vienna Version (1762) / Act 3 : "Che farò senza Euridice?" Andreas Scholl, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington 03:44
Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59 / Act 1 : "Di rigori armato il seno" Luciano Pavarotti, Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Georg Solti 03:03
Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Act 2 : O Dieu! De quelle ivresse Plácido Domingo, Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, Richard Bonynge 01:55
Luisa Miller / Act 2 : "Oh! fede negar potessi...Quando le sere al placido" Carlo Bergonzi, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Gianandrea Gavazzeni 04:57
Manon Lescaut / Act 1 : Donna non vidi mai José Carreras, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly 02:10
Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Act 1 : "Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond" Jon Vickers, London Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf 02:55
Werther / Act 3 : "Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?" José Carreras, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis 02:37
Siegfried / Zweiter Aufzug : "Daß der mein Vater nicht ist...Du holdes Voglein!" Jonas Kaufmann, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Donald Runnicles 10:44
La Fanciulla del West / Act 3 : "Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano" Jussi Björling, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Alberto Erede 02:29
Der Freischütz, J. 277 / Act 1 : "Nein, länger trag' ich nicht die Qualen" - "Durch die Wälder, durch die Auen" Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden, Carlos Kleiber 06:37
Andrea Chénier / Act 4 : "Come un bel dì di maggio" Carlo Bergonzi, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Gianandrea Gavazzeni 03:02
La traviata / Act 2 : "Lunge da lei" - "De' miei bollenti spiriti" Giacomo Aragall, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Lorin Maazel 03:38
La Juive / Act 4 : "Rachel, quand du Seigneur la grâce tutélaire" Leopold Simoneau, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Lee Schaenen 05:26