Picks and Pans Review: Sutherland & Pavarotti, Operatic Duets
Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti
The Pavarotti phenomenon continues unabated. As the most popular male operatic recording artist since Ezio Pinza, Pavarotti rarely has less than a half-dozen ongoing best-sellers. His The World’s Favorite Tenor Arias has ridden the charts 111 weeks to date. Even the old warhorses—Tosca, Boheme, Aïda—sound sweeter with the sounds of Pavarotti, and Pavarotti and the powerful Sutherland are an awesome duet.