Rhinegold Legends of Music: Luciano Pavarotti
Pavarotti’s life as a singer brought him worldwide fame and untold fortune of the kind rarely associated with classical music. Artists from all sorts of different fields warmed to a man who really did have a popular touch, with a voice that stirred the hearts and souls of 1.3 billion people in the case of Three Tenors concert that was televised from Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium in 1994. In the first of the Rhinegold Legends of Music series, we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the birth of an operatic legend, Luciano Pavarotti.
- A life on the high ‘C’s: an 80th anniversary celebration of Luciano Pavarotti's opera career
- Mirella Freni: one of the great operatic divas of recent times recounts her close friendship with Pavarotti and memorable moments from appearing alongside him in international opera houses and on disc
- In a word: Pavarotti's 'quotable quotes' and tributes from José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Sir Antonio Pappano and Bono, Frontman of Irish rock band U2
- Of maestros and microphones: Benjamin Ivry explores the vital role that conductors played in shaping Pavarotti’s artistry throughout his career, leaving us with an extraordinary legacy of definitive performances on disc
- Recording a legend: Paul Moseley, Managing Director at Decca Classics, remembers the great maestro
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