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Luciano Pavarotti

(Popular-Singer & Opera-impressario, born October 12, 1935, Modena, Italy; died September 6, 2007, Modena, Italy)His name in the United States is synonymous with opera, and the warmth of his artistry has brought joy to millions. Blessed with the sort of voice that comes around perhaps once in a century, Luciano Pavarotti placed his unique tenor instrument at the service of the great composers, revitalizing opera in our time and bringing beauty to generations of music lovers. "He projects like a searchlight, and he is all heart,'' the Chicago Sun-Times proclaimed, echoing the feelings of audiences everywhere who have heard this man. "You listen to him and you love him.'' Pavarotti generously returns that love, and he has done so throughout an extraordinary career that must count as one of the most thrilling spectacles in modern culture.

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Pavarotti sings section 1 of La Boheme

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Pavarotti sings section 2 of La Boheme

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