HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎– In Concert 1990

Exactly 24 years ago, before the final match in Football World Championship Italia 1990, three old guys, (profession: opera singers) gave the birth to a legendary concert in Rome. They repeated it 1994 in USA, again with maestro Mehta and 1998 in France with maestro Levine.

# Composer: Augustin Lara, Eduardo di Capua, Ernesto De Curtis, Francesco Cilea, Franz Lehar, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Puccini, Lalo Schifrin, Pablo Sorozabal, Salvatore Cardillo, Umberto Giordano, Vincenzo de Crescenzo,
# Performer: José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo
# Orchestra: Orchestra Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma
# Conductor: Zubin Mehta
# Vinyl 1990
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 1.45 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi

Magic was created one starlit night in July 1990, when Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and José Carreras met onstage at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome and became the Three Tenors. They eschewed competitive instincts and cooperated in the spirit of mutual admiration to create one of the greatest musical events ever. This concert is an awe-inspiring orgy of the greatest hits for the tenor voice. Domingo and Pavarotti sing perfectly. The audience wins as these vocal supermen compete to seduce the hearts of the audience. One moment Domingo brings thrilling fire and pain to “E lucevan le stelle” from Tosca; the next, Pavarotti rises to heavenly heights in an inspired rendition of “Nessun dorma” from Turandot. Carreras is the competent little brother, one step behind the greatness of the big brothers from opera’s Ponderosa. His singing isn’t as captivating as that of the big boys; but his enthusiasm and passion are unrivaled. Mehta exquisitely captures the largeness of this bonanza through the grandiose orchestra.–Barbara Eisner Bayer

This record is terrific on so many levels. In celebration of one of the world’s great sporting events – the World Cup of football (soccer to us stateside), three great tenors and one masterful conductor (Zubin Mehta) were brought together in one of the world’s great cities – Rome – for a special evening that we are blessed to have been able to listen to again and again.
The concert was held during the World Cup in 1990 at the Baths of Caracella, which are ruins of the once great Roman baths. In this beautiful setting Luiciano Pavrotti, Jose Carreas and Placido Domingo came together for one of the best records ever made.
The singing is exquisite. The passion of the crowd in this live performance should equal the reaction of the listener. This is art at its highest level. It is a celebration of great music, not just of opera, but in my opinion, the soaring human spirit. What power to move the soul! You don’t need to be an opera fan to enjoy this music. If you like any kind of music, you cannot help but be affected by the power of this special evening. And what an evening, those in attendance were lucky to have been there!!
The casual listener will already know some of these arias, as they are from some the great operas of all time. However, I believe even the most hardenend opera fan, unless he or she is a real stiff, cannot be helped to be but moved by this music.
It is heavenly! I recommend this record to you, because in my humble opinion, it will bring sunshine to your heart!!! : )

Track Listing

A1 –Francesco Cilea Il Lamento Di Federico (E’ La Solita Storia)

Composed By – Francesco Cilea

A2 –Giacomo Meyerbeer O Paradis

Composed By – Giacomo Meyerbeer

A3 –Giacomo Puccini Recondita Armonia

Composed By – Giacomo Puccini

A4 –Franz Lehár Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz

Composed By – Franz Lehár

A5 –Vincenzo de Crescenzo Rondine Al Nido

Composed By – Vincenzo de Crescenzo

A6 –Salvatore Cardillo Core ’Ngrato

Composed By – Salvatore Cardillo

A7 –Ernesto De Curtis Torna A Surriento

Composed By – Ernesto De Curtis

A8 –Augustin Lara* Granada

Composed By – Augustin Lara

A9 –Pablo Sorozábal No Puede Ser

Composed By – Pablo Sorozábal

A10 –Umberto Giordano L’Improvvisso

Composed By – Umberto Giordano

B1 –Giacomo Puccini E Lucevan Le Stelle

Composed By – Giacomo Puccini

B2 –Giacomo Puccini Nessun Dorma

Composed By – Giacomo Puccini

B3 –Medley 1 Maria—Tonight—O’Paese D’ ‘O Sole—Cielito Lindo 5:30
B4 –Medley 2 Memory—Ochi Tchorniye—Caminito—La Vie En Rose 6:53
B5 –Medley 3 Mattinata—Wien, Wien, Nur Du Allein—Amapola – ‘O Sole Mio 8:07
B6 –Eduardo di Capua Encore: ‘O Sole Mio

Composed By – Eduardo di Capua

B7 –Giacomo Puccini Encore: Nessun Dorma

Composed By – Giacomo Puccini


Analyzed folder: /96kPaCaDo_InCon90/96k Pavarotti, Carreras, Domingo – In Concert 1990
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -3.10 dB     -21.83 dB     A1 Francesco Cilea – Il Lamento Di Federico (E’ La Solita Storia).wav
DR12        -2.61 dB     -20.74 dB     A2 Giacomo Meyerbeer – O Paradiso.wav
DR13        -0.86 dB     -18.16 dB     A3 Giacomo Puccini – Recondita Armonia.wav
DR13        -1.68 dB     -18.08 dB     A4 Franz Lehar – Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz.wav
DR13        -1.91 dB     -19.84 dB     A5 Vincenzo de Crescenzo – Rondine Al Nido.wav
DR12        -1.50 dB     -17.85 dB    A6 Salvatore Cardillo – Core ’Ngrato.wav
DR13        -0.92 dB     -17.50 dB     A7 Ernesto De Curtis – Torna A Surriento.wav
DR13        -1.05 dB     -17.85 dB     A8 Augustin Lara – Granada.wav
DR12        -1.79 dB     -18.42 dB     A9 Pablo Sorozabal – No Puede Ser.wav
DR14        -1.04 dB     -20.41 dB     A10 Umberto Giordano – L’Improvvisso.wav
DR12        -2.46 dB     -19.81 dB     B1 Giacomo Puccini – E Lucevan Le Stelle.wav
DR12        -0.90 dB     -17.54 dB     B2 Giacomo Puccini – Nessun Dorma.wav
DR13        -0.88 dB     -18.13 dB     B3 Medley 1 – Maria Tonight-O’Paese D’ ‘O Sole-Cielito Lindo.wav
DR13        -1.80 dB     -19.25 dB     B4 Medley 2 – Memory-Ochi Tchorniye-Caminito-La Vie En Rose.wav
DR13        -0.70 dB     -17.76 dB     B5 Medley 3 – Mattinata-Wien, Wien, Nur Du Allein-Amapola-‘O Sole Mio.wav
DR12        -0.80 dB     -17.66 dB     B6 Eduardo di Capua – Encore-‘O Sole Mio.wav
DR11        -1.48 dB     -17.92 dB     B7 Giacomo Puccini – Encore-Nessun Dorma.wav
Number of files:    17
Official DR value:    DR13


  • Arranged By – Lalo Schifrin (tracks: B3 to B5)
  • Conductor – Zubin Mehta
  • Design – Alex Smith
  • Edited By [Tape Editor] – Nigel Gayler
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer] – James Lock (2), John Pellowe, Philip Siney
  • Orchestra – Orchestra Del Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma, Orchestra Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino*
  • Other [Notes] – Monica Rosolen
  • Photography – Carlos Picasso, Gianni Di Ludovico, Roberto Guberti, Vivianne Purdom
  • Producer [Recording Producer] – Christopher Raeburn
  • Tenor Vocals – José Carreras (tracks: A1, A6, A8, A10, B3 to B6), Luciano Pavarotti (tracks: A3, A5, A7, B2 to B7), Placido Domingo (tracks: A2, A4, A9, B1, B3 to B6)

Recorded at Terme Di Caracalla, Rome 7th july 1990


Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
  • TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
  • Cartridge: Ortofon Virtus
  • Cartridge: Audio Technica AT 33 E MC
  • Phono amp: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
  • ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC


  • Pre Amp: Vintage (1979) Luxman L-55A
  • Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
  • Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
  • Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz

If You hear some clicks and pops here and there, Who cares?
Id rather have a few light anomalies instead of destroying the music. Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.
I tend more and more, in the last time, to de-click with an automatic setting between 1.0 and 1.2 so you can say, my rips are like half rough rips.

  • Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Very light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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