Verdi - Va, Pensiero by Pavarotti and Zucchero

Zucchero, a popular Italian singer, has brought a classical aria into pop culture.  Have a listen to his modernized version of Verdi's "Va, Pensiero."

To make this version of the song even better, Zucchero performs it with the great Italian tenor, Luciano Pavarotti.  The clip is from a live concert staged in Modena, Italy—"Pavarotti & Friends - For the Children of Liberia"—on June 9, 1998 which was broadcast on PBS.  It is also available in DVD and CD formats.

The concert was sponsored by Pavarotti's "War Child" charity.

Media Credits

Clip from "Pavarotti & Friends - For the Children of Liberia," copyright Sunset Strategic Marketing (SSM) Decca, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the song, the concert and the CD.



Nabucco: Va, Pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi

Performers: Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass), Rob Mathes (Guitar), Robbie Kondor (Keyboards), Steve Gadd (Drums), Karen Kamon (Voice), Curtis King (Voice), Vaneese Thomas (Voice), Jill Dell'Abate (Voice), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Zucchero

Conductor: Marco Boemi

Orchestra/Ensemble: Turin Philharmonic Orchestra

Period: Romantic

Written: 1842; Italy

Date of Recording: 6/9/1998

Venue: Live Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy

Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs.

Language: Italian

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