Great Performances: Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages

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. 

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