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Vale Luciano Pavarotti

  • September 6th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

three-tenors.jpgLuciano Pavarotti died aged 71 at his home in Modena, Italy (6.9.07), losing a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Among Australian tributes, Dame Joan Sutherland said he’d been one of the greatest voices in the history of opera.

“I’m very sorry to hear he’s gone; God bless,” she said on radio.

The baritone Robert Allman, who sang with Pavarotti in four operas, told AAP he was the “greatest tenor he’d heard”.

“His register was infallibly good and when he and Sutherland got together it was just phenomenal.”

Luciano Pavarotti’s last Australian tour was in 2005, when he recalled he’d “become an international singer” in Melbourne.

He was acclaimed by millions in the opera houses and everywhere else as one of the “Three Tenors” with Josep Darreras and Placido Domingo, (picture, Pavarotti at right,

Their partnership began in Rome on the eve of the final at the 1990 football World Cup, and continued into the present decade – with appearances at dramatic venues like the Champs de Mars, Paris; the thermal baths in Bath, or the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium.


Alyssa Braithwaite, “Australian opera community mourns death of Pavarotti”, AAP, Sydney, 6.9.07

Three Tenors, Wikipedia. (6.9.07)

Vision: See Luciano Pavarotti, Nessum Dorma (Turandot), Turin, 2006. (6.9.07)