Long before trios of tenors toured the globe, there was Luciano Pavarotti. There was also this 1978 performance at Montreal’s Notre Dame Cathedral. I was a young teenager when this Christmas special aired on television, and it was my first exposure to opera. From the opening note, I was mesmerized and moved by the passion and richness of Pavarotti’s voice, and of the cathedral itself. Somehow, the combination of the two makes “Adeste Fideles” seem even more holy.
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Yes! Adeste Fideles must have that big, big sound!
Hey Kat. The size of the sound does matter! 🙂 I remember the magnificence of Pavarotti’s performance — and it never gets old. Enjoy the holidays!
Love this man! Thank you!
Hi Kathy. My pleasure!
I have never heard this performance. He is greatly missed.
Indeed he is. I’m glad I was able to share it with you. Enjoy the holidays!