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Luciano Pavarotti

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti

Profession: Operatic Tenor

Nationality:
Italy
Italian

Biography: Operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

Pavarotti made numerous recordings of complete operas and individual arias, gaining worldwide fame for the brilliance and beauty of his tone—especially into the upper register—and eventually established himself as one of the finest tenors of the 20th century.

Born: October 12, 1935
Birthplace: Modena, Italy

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra

Died: September 6, 2007 (aged 71)

Married Life

  • 2003-12-13 Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti (68) weds Nicoletta Mantovani at Modena Italy's Teatro Comunale

Historical Events

  • 1963-02-23 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at the Vienna State Opera in "La traviata"
  • 1965-04-28 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at La Scala, Milan in Franco Zeffirelli's production of "La bohème" with Mirella Freni
  • 1972-02-17 Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti receives record 17 curtain calls after his performance in "La fille du régiment" at New York's Metropolitan Opera
  • 1990-07-07 1st 'Three Tenors' concert featuring Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti at Baths of Caracalla in Rome; recording becomes world's best-selling classical record
  • 1994-04-09 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Whitney Houston, Luciano Pavarotti, Aaron Neville, Tammy Wynette, Branford Marsalis, and Larry Adler
  • 1994-07-16 "The Three Tenors", Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti, perform in Los Angeles, California
  • 2004-03-13 Luciano Pavarotti performs in his last opera at New York Metropolitan Opera's "Tosca"
  • 2006-02-10 XX Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

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