Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Dectet of Boys, Boys, Boys: The Ten Tenors on Tour

"Most people remember the Three Tenors: Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras, who, starting with a live, worldwide performance at the 1990 soccer World Cup in Italy (with Pavarotti doing his 'O Sole Mio'), gave the classical concert and recording world one last big bounce before its big decline. They popularized opera for the masses even as music critics dismissed them as too kitschy. But they launched a brand. By 2000, there were The Irish Tenors, The German Tenors, Three Mo’ Tenors (a black troupe) and The Tatty Tenors, also from Australia. And there was the Ten Tenors." [Source]

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