Luciano Pavarotti and Mirella Freni(in my opinion, the greatest Rodolfo and Mimi ever) sing O soave fanciulla from act I of Puccini's La Boheme
Live 1969 - La Boheme - Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Roma della RAI conducted by Thomas Schippers
This video is part of my tribute to the late Luciano Pavarotti, who as you should know, died a year ago today (6th of September). I'm posting up a few live recordings of his, just to try and get across the true Pavarotti to those who think that Pavarotti's greatest hour was singing with the spice girls. This recordings shows the true Pavarotti, a gorgeous, youthful, colourful, joyous and refined voice. Recordings like this are why I consider him to be the best Rodolfo. His Mimi was Mirella Freni, who I consider to be the best in her role. This recording is one of my favourites.
Rest in peace Maestro, may you sing with the angels.