Great Performances: Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages
Saturday, December 7 at 9:00 p.m.
Join WGTE as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of tenor Luciano Pavarotti’s of meteoric international career.
Thisnew, one-hour program includes “Nessun Dorma” and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including “Mamma” and “La mia canzone al vento,” and audience favorites “O Sole Mio” and “Torna a surriento”; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting, and Eric Clapton.
Half a million people flocked to hear the maestro in Central Park and millions worldwide watched on television. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy-go-lucky style. To his adoring fans, the tenor became a titan of popular culture.