Two tenors reunite in tacky Tokyo show

Two tenors reunite in tacky Tokyo show


norman lebrecht

January 25, 2023

Domingo and Carreras are putting on a tacky tribute concert to the late Luciano Pavarotti, whose brand just grows and grows.

The combined age of the two soloists is 158.

The average audience age will be about the same.


  • Ernest says:

    Presumably one is a baritone now …

  • PS says:

    Maybe they’ll make another documentary…

  • Cloe says:

    Fellini needed…

  • Rustier spoon says:

    Average audience age 158? That’s impressive!

  • The View from America says:

    Oh, joy.

  • Tom Phillips says:

    By definition anything Domingo does is tacky.

  • Tina Mao says:

    That a ridiculous description. I’m going to the concert with my boyfriend. I’m 32 and my boy-friend is 34. I saw many people of my age at the box office.

  • Eric David Anderson says:

    Good for them. Why shouldn’t elderly people have a concert they enjoy?

  • Phillip says:

    While neither of them were my favourite singers 30 years ago, I do think the descriptor “…a tacky tribute concert to the late Luciano Pavarotti…” should wait until one has, at least, a programme of selections to critique… or better still, a reaction after having heard the concert.

  • Michel Lemieux says:

    Who’s accompanying them? An orchestra?

    And who will be the conductor?

    And will Domingo have a young guest soprano protegee?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    That whole “Three Tenors” malarkey was the first step in the ruination of opera house financial management. After that first event, the recording of which sold CDs on an unprecedented worldwide scale, Big Lucy, Dom, and Joey started charging outrageous fees to sing.
    Other singers followed their lead, and that was that.

    • Sam's Hot Car Lot says:

      I likely would never have bought complete operas on CD and DVD, nor attended at an opera house for a live performance had it not been for the Three Tenors Malarkey.

  • Sam says:

    Lest we ever forget just how great Carreras once was. Was this aria ever sung better? Scroll to 4’50” or so…

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  • Sour Liberty says:

    Ahhhh… the sound of bitching Americans in the comments never gets old.

  • Madeleine Richardson says:

    Pavarotti was way past his sell by date in his late sixties and was often forced to cancel . Perhaps if he had controlled his gigantic eating habits he would not have died at the relative early age of 71. He was known as fat Lucy.

    • Diane Valerie says:

      Most tenors are way past their sell by dates in their late sixties. Basses seem to go on forever though.

  • trumpetherald says: