That Not-Quite-Three Tenors Concert

Submitted by Ralph E. Shaffer

Monday, 4 December 2017

During the 1990s, Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti were a regular fixture on the concert tour. Billed as "The Three Tenors," they toured the world. But just before their scheduled performance at the Grand Opera House in Verona, Domingo was forced to withdraw to take care of a business matter. What to do? An astute concert manager recruited one of Domingo's relatives, who was both a look-alike and came with a reasonably good voice. The billing was a stroke of genius:"Starring Jose Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti and

Placibo Domingo."


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