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A look back at the Three Tenors concert at Dodger Stadium
A look back at the Three Tenors concert at Dodger Stadium

One of the most popular and lucrative franchises in classical-music history, the Three Tenors was a cultural phenomenon, inspiring adoration among fans and disdain from music purists who regarded the enterprise as a shameless money grab. The teaming of Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti performing operatic favorites and pop tunes did indeed generate a lot of money over several concerts, albums, DVDs and broadcasts. More than 1 billion viewers are estimated to have seen the concerts, in person and on television. Even today, the franchise keeps on giving: Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the Three Tenors concert at Dodger Stadium, an event being...

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