[PLAYLIST] Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti, one of the world's best-known tenors, died from pancreatic cancer on 6 September 2007 in his hometown of Modena, Italy. Today, we pay tribute to this giant of bel canto with some of his performances.
It is impossible to replace the great Luciano Pavarotti, who died on 6 September 2007: he collaborated with the most prestigious artists, selling millions of records and performing many times with the world’s greatest orchestras. In addition to his forty-year career, the Maestro was also able to enhance the popularity of classical music and opera thanks to his participation in several concerts broadcast on television.
Born in Modena in a family who had little money, Pavarotti has always been committed to helping the less fortunate. This is why, from 1992 to 2002, he gave some charity concerts called Pavarotti & Friends, live from Piazza Grande in Modena, with singers from all parts of the music industry. Today, the wide variety of his repertoire allows us to propose you an eclectic selection of his performances.
Pavarotti didn't just sing with Céline Dion, Mariah Carey or Bono. In fact, in the early 1990s, he also held some concerts with fellow tenors Plácido Domingo and José Carreras to form The Three Tenors. The trio sang in Christmas concerts and even during the Football World Cups in Los Angeles, Rome and Paris.