Most succesful tenor-world record set by Luciano
6] MODENA, Italy--Luciano
Pavarotti has set few world records: for
receiving the most curtain calls (165); for the best selling classical
album, for longest applause ever (1h 30'), Most roles performed,
most recordings made, the most famous living operatic tenor (at
his 70th birthday in 2005), most money raised by an individual for
charities, Best-Loved tenor and the biggest-selling CD in classical
music history. Luciano
Pavarotti is the most successful tenor of all times; his
family will receive from us the prestigious Award "Legendary
Figures of the World" , the most exclusive distinction in the
World!This award acknowledge an organization or individual who has
demonstrated extraordinary contribution to the World in their field.
Pavarotti (born October 12, 1935) is an Italian tenor and
one of the best known vocal performers in contemporary times, in
the world of opera and across multiple musical genres.
February 10, 2006, Luciano
Pavarotti sang "Nessun Dorma" at the 2006 Winter Olympics
Opening Ceremony in Turin, Italy. The final act of the opening ceremony,
his performance received the longest and loudest ovation of the
night from the international crowd.
Pavarotti gave his last performance in an opera at the New
York Metropolitan Opera on March 13, 2004 for which he received
a 12-minute standing ovation for his role as the painter Mario Cavaradossi
in Giacomo Puccini's Tosca.
Pavarotti is the founder and the host of the annual
charity concerts and related activities "Pavarotti and Friends"
in Modena, Italy. There he sings with international stars of all
styles to raise funds for several worthy UN causes. Pavarotti sang
with Bono and U2 in the 1995 song Miss Sarajevo and raised $8,500,000
in his charity project "Concert for Bosnia". He also raised $3,300,000
in charity concerts for refugees from Afghanistan and $1,000,000
for refugees from Kosovo. (IMDB)
Pavarotti died the morning of September 6, 2007 at home
in Modena, Italy where he was surrounded by his wife and three older
daughters. In an email statement, his manager, Terri Robson, wrote,
"The Maestro fought a long, tough battle against the pancreatic
cancer which eventually took his life. In fitting with the approach
that characterized his life and work, he remained positive until
finally succumbing to the last stages of his illness."
The Vienna State Opera and the Salzburg
Festival Hall flew black flags in mourning.
London's Royal Opera House issued
a statement saying, "He was one of those rare artists who affected
the lives of people across the globe, in all walks of life. Through
his countless broadcasts, recordings and concerts, he introduced
the extraordinary power of opera to people who perhaps would never
have encountered opera and classical singing. In doing so, he enriched
their lives. That will be his legacy."
US President George W. Bush hailed Pavarotti as
"one of the most accomplished and acclaimed opera singers of all
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said: "His artistic
qualities as well as his warmth and charisma seduced the entire
"I think a life in music is a life beautifully
spent and this is what I have devotedmy life to."- Luciano