Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Tenors

I love classical music. Sung by a tenor. Particularly sung by certain tenors.

One would be Andrea Bocelli

 I happened to catch him on PBS at a rather intimate concert in Portofino Italy, which is a picturesque fishing village on the Italian Riviera. 

The concert was held right on the harbor and people were even listening from their boats and from the windows in the surrounding shops, restaurants and apartments.

How totally cool is that?!!

"Con te Partiro"  ("Time to Say Goodbye")
from a concert in Denmark in 2007

Just beautiful. 


Before Andrea Bocelli, there was Luciano Pavarotti. 
He was the one who drew me into classical music -- his voice was amazing. 

When he teamed up with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras and they began touring as the Three Tenors, I was in heaven! Such wonderful voices, and they made the concerts fun with their poking jokes at one another.

"New York, New York"
a fun and rousing rendition -- especially when Placido Domingo goofs up!!

And so we come to Il Volo who are called Italian operatic pop singers. They are tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, and baritone Gianluca Ginoble and the group was formed to compete in an Italian version of American Idol -- and they won.

Italian heartthrobs Il Volo — Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble —soar in their premiere PBS special filmed at Detroit’s famed Opera House.

The first time I saw them was in a performance on American Idol in 2011. (No, they weren't in the competition!!) I was instantly hooked. What beautiful and mature voices coming out of these teenagers! They still have their baby teeth for crying out loud!

"O Sole Mio"

I can't help it -- these guys are adorable!

♥♥♥  Linking my favorite tenors over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter T.

Jenny Matlock



Memories for Life said...

Classical music has definitely gotten a lot better looking :)

Erin said...

Oh my I adore Andrea Bocelli!! And Time to Say Goodbye is simply stunning. Wow. I love listening to that. Thanks for posting it today!!

Lola said...

Great, creative post for *T*– superb pics!

Hope too visit Portofino this summer so will look closely at the surroundings you depict!

Have a great weekend,

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Love the tenors too ~ Their voices speak to my soul! Great post and photos for T ~
Enjoy ^_^

BeadedTail said...

I always forget how much I love their voices until I hear them. It's great that that more groups are bringing attention to these gorgeous voices!

Natashalh said...

My sister would love this post! She is all about music.

Pride In Photos said...

This is such a great lyrical post! Portofino...such a beautiful city. It is so fun to visit other blogs and see what they are viewing in life. Thanks for sharing.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful singers! I love to listen to them too.

Tracy Cook said...

I love that opera is being presented in modern ways

Jim said...

Mrs. Jim likes tenor groups too. If I'm around then I will listen with her. Nice "T" word, Sarah.

We have a tenor singing group that will come from NYC, or one or more of them, to our Conore (Texas) Symphony Orchestra productions. Once we picked one of them up from the Bush Int. Airport.

Kara Claflin said...

oooh I would have loved to have been at that concert!

Kathleen said...

Very fun T-post!

Gattina said...

Usually I am not a classical music fan ! I had an "overdose" in my childhood I was forced to only listen to that and go once a month with my parents to see operas ! But when it comes to all the singers you mention, I love them too ! Especially Andrea Bocelli ! The song "It's time to say Good bye" was played during the funerals of the two little girls murdered by Dutroux !

Sweet Fix @ Maria Corcuera said...

wow!!! amazing you got to hear Andrea Bocelli!!!! and be in Italy too :)

Curtains in My Tree said...

This post makes me want to go purchase a cd of Andrea Bocelli , I do like his music
I guess I missed the 3 young guys

I know a lady here in town from Italy, she is visiting her Dad, whom I am friends with

I wanna go to Italy more than France

VBR said...

all of them have voices of angels! grown up angels, but angels none the less.

Pondside said...

There's nothing quite like a tenor voice - what a treat that TV program from Portofino must have been!

storybeader said...

handsome young men from American Idol. I love classical music too but never got into opera... {:-D

Judy Nolan said...

When our son was in show choir, they had a soloist sing "Con te Partiro." It made me cry--so beautiful!

Jenny said...

What Tremendous voices all of These singers have...

A very Thoughtful post for The letter T...

Thanks for linking.

Terrific job!



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