Christmas time has arrived again and for me it is always a pleasure to listen to my favorite Christmas carols performed by my favorite Opera artists.
The Traditional Christmas music is the most beautiful music of the world BUT of the many, many different Christmas songs that are performed by many different kinds of singers, the Opera Artists are the ones that give more heart and beauty to the sound of the traditional Christmas carols.
My favorite Christmas concert and in which I highly recommend very much is the Christmas Concert at Ely Cathedral with the famous and respected Soprano Jessye Norman. Recoreded on 1988, this marvelous Christmas concert is at the top my favorites to watch and listen in this season:
Another marvelous Christmas concert which I also highly recommend, and also, again with Jessye Norman, is the Christmas Concert at Notre Dame, Jessye’s singing of “Ave Maria (after Bach’s Prelude No. 1 from the Well Tempered Clavier No. 2) ” is one of the greatest that I have ever heard.
Another marvelous Christmas Concert, with another living legend of the Opera that I recommend very much is the Jose Carreras, Christmas in Milan Concert:
And of course, it is impossible not to mention the famous Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti Christmas Concert in Vienna from 1999, If listening to our favorite 3 Tenors singing together our favorite Opera arias in their famouse “3 Tenors Concerts” (In Rome, Los Angeles and Paris) was always a joy, their Christmas Concert performance was the Jewel of the Crown:
And I can not forget another beautiful Christmas concert with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa….”Carols from Coventry Cathedral” and which we can admire the beauty of Coventry Cathedral and listen to the marvelous Christmas music performed brilliantly by Dame te Kanawa.
And what a better way to end this post than with the traditional “Christmas in Vienna Concert” in which this year, one of the greatest Tenors of these times, Piotr Beczala performed along with Artur Rocinski, Valentina Nafornita, Angelika Kirchschläger and also with the Vienna Boys Choir many beautiful, traditional Christmas music:
I hope that everyone has a wonderful Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays by listening to this beautiful, traditional Christmas concerts, performed by our favorite Opera Artists!