Luciano Pavarotti

Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias

Introduction

GREAT PERFORMANCES marks the first anniversary of the passing of one of opera’s most cherished voices with Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias, Wednesday, September 10 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Presented by Thirteen/WNET New York and combining archival and rarely seen performance footage with fresh reminiscences by friends and colleagues, […]

Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias

Friends Remember Pavarotti

Pavarotti’s friends and colleagues remember his life. Read what they have to say of the late master. “He was like a, let’s say prima donna? Yes, why not? Prima donna can be also a tenor, and we need prima donnas on stage to catch the audience’s attention.” — Soprano Renata Scotto “Outside the opera world, […]

Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias

Production Credits

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Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias

Arias

Metropolitan Opera Archives “Che gelida manina” “Che gelida manina” (“Your tiny hand is frozen”), from Puccini’s La Boheme (1896), stacks high in any tenor’s repertory, but none higher than Pavarotti’s. The role of the romantic poet Rodolfo fits him like a glove and was the first he sang on stage, in hometown Modena. Also his […]

Introduction

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET pays tribute to the life of Luciano Pavarotti, who died on September 6, 2007, with an encore performance of one of his most treasured roles, Nemorino in Donizetti‘s “L’Elisir D’Amore” (“The Elixir of Love”). The two-and-one-half-hour, two-act opera was originally broadcast on PBS stations from the stage of the Metropolitan […]