Luciano Pavarotti

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Modena, Italy
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/12/1935, Libra
  • Date of Death: 09/06/2007
  • Profession: Opera singer
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Luciano Pavarotti Fast Facts:
  • At 19, he and his father, a singer and baker, performed with the Gioachino Rossini choir of Modena at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, where they won first prize in a voice competition.
  • After winning the prestigious Concorso Internazionale singing contest in 1961, he left his job as a schoolteacher and made his operatic debut as Rodolfo in a production of La Boheme.
  • Founded the Opera Company of Philadelphia/Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition in 1980 to encourage opera hopefuls.
  • To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his operatic debut, performed La Boheme in his hometown of Modena, Italy, and also became the first Westerner to give a concert in Beijing's Great Hall of People.
  • His 1990 album The Essential Pavarotti was the first classical album to reach the top of the UK pop charts.
  • Along with fellow Three Tenors Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo, performed the theme for the 1990 World Cup Finals in Rome.
  • In 1992, launched Pavarotti and Friends, a benefit concert aimed at raising funds to help victims of war and civil conflict.
  • Grief-stricken, he declined an invitation to sing at the 1997 funeral of his close friend Diana, Princess of Wales, but performed on a tribute album alongside Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen and U2.
  • Received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2001.
  • In 2004, received a 12-minute standing ovation for his final performance in a staged opera at New York's Metropolitan Opera House.
  • Luciano Pavarotti Relationships:
  • Fernando Pavarotti - Father
  • Lorenza Pavarotti - Daughter
  • Nicoletta Mantovani - Wife
  • Giuliana Pavarotti - Daughter
  • Adua Veroni - Ex-wife
  • Adele Venturi Pavarotti - Mother
  • Cristina Pavarotti - Daughter
  • Alice Pavarotti - Daughter
  • Luciano Pavarotti Awards:
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1988 Grammy: Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance - Winner
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement - Classical Music/Dance Programming - Performance - Winner
  • 1981 Grammy: Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance - Winner
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Cultural Program - Nominee
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts - Nominee
  • 1979 Grammy: Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance - Winner
  • 1986 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Classical Music Performer - Winner
  • 1978 Grammy: Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance - Winner
  • 1990 Grammy: Best Classical Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts - Winner

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