Global tributes for Pavarotti

  • 28 September 2007

A series of commemorations are to be held across the globe in honour of the late opera star Luciano Pavarotti.

The tenor’s contribution to classical music will be celebrated by a number of concerts and exhibitions on October 6 - a month after he died from pancreatic cancer.

The events will be held in more than 90 cultural centres around the world, with video clips of interviews and concerts to be screened in Peru, Hungary, Denmark and France.

New York will host a photography exhibition, while South Korea’s National Opera is also planning a commemorative evening.

Pavarotti is largely remembered for the 1990 World Cup signature tune Nessun Dorma - part of a repertoire which earned praise for bringing opera to the masses.

He also enjoyed huge success as part of the Three Tenors ensemble, joining Placido Domingo and Jose Carerras to perform for audiences around the world.

A statement from the Italian foreign ministry said the tributes would “bring the most important moments of Pavarotti’s international career to the largest public audience possible”.

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