Luciano Pavarotti Live In Paris, 1998


Now Paul Potts has me interested in Opera, I thought it would be a good idea to dig up a video of a Luciano Pavarotti performance of Nessun Dorma just to see just how good the best can be. I have found a video of Luciano Pavarotti on youtube of him singing in Paris in 1998. To put it mildly, I was pretty amazed at what the human voice can do!

 

Paul Potts was dubbed 'Pavapotty' by the English media after singing Nessun Dorma at his Britain's Got Talent audition. It was later revealed that Paul Potts has also had the chance to sing live to Luciano Pavarotti after receiving master singing classes in Italy. The Paul Potts Youtube video of him singing Nessun Dorma is one of the most watched Youtube videos of all time.

 

Watch the video below to see just how good Pavarotti was. May he rest in peace.

 



 

 

The Life and Times of Luciano Pavarotti - A Pavarotti Biography

 


Luciano Pavarotti (biography), (October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007) was a great Italian tenor in opera, who brilliantly crossed over into popular music. He became a world famous and much adored singers of our time. He was well known for televised concerts, media appearances, and as a shining part as one of The Three Tenors.

Born in Modena, Italy he abandoned a dream to become a professional football (soccer) goalkeeper, and instead spent several years in vocal training. In 1961,  Pavarotti began as a tenor in Italy, after that singing in opera houses in The Netherlands, Vienna, London, Ankara, Budapest, and Barcelona. He earn't valuable experience and wide reaching recognition while singing on the invitation of soprano Joan Sutherland. Sutherland recommended he perform in Miami in 1965 which was his US debut. Between 1966 and 1972, Pavarotti cemented his popularity by continuing to sing at major international venues including Milan's La Scala, NYC's Metropolitan Opera (Met).

By the end of the 1970's, Pavarotti had gained worldwide fame for his amazing voice, especially when singing  into the upper register. His "high C" note was a trademark. Significant appearances by Pavarotti at the world's best opera houses established him as one of the greatest singers of our era.

Pavarotti was propelled into popular stardom after the Italian football World Cup in 1990. He performed Nessun Dorma, from Turandot and was one of The Three Tenors in their famed first concert held on the eve of the final. Pavarotti sang with fellow famous tenors Plácido Domingo and José Carreras and took Opera songs to a wide reaching popular audience. Many of these songs had previously been confined to Opera aficionados. Pavarotti was always know as  an opera star, unlike many other crossover artists.