Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Enrico Caruso in Pagliacci's Vesti La Giubba

I am, as you probably know by now, an opera fan. I do sing some opera songs, and among my favorites are Mario Lanza, Enrico Caruso, Placido Domingo and Maria Callas. The popular song from Pagliacci entitled Vesti La Giubba is one of the songs i consider immortal, along with the Song of Carmen. Although the end of the song will be the most familiar to non-opera fans, since the ending of the Vesti has been used as soundtrack for drama flicks since the 1960's, the entire song is so intense, so powerful that opera fans find that the song brings tears to their eyes when they hear it. From YouTube, here is Enrico Caruso with Vesti La Giubba in all its intensity.