Luciano Pavarotti At Poplar Creek

It’s been 10 years since the saddest day for opera

Back in 1983, Dame Joan Sutherland – after who the Sydney Opera House’s largest theatre is named – and the world’s most famous tenor, Luciano Pavarotti joined forces to bring crowd to tears.

Some 27 years before, Opera Australia was founded to occupy the Sydney Opera House and take-on the world’s operatic stage. It’s been going strong since.

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But all hope of that majestic day ever happening again came to an end upon the death of Pavarotti in 2007. In 2017, we’ve reached his 10-year anniversary and it’s time to take a look back at the majesty that was the large-and-in-charge Italian’s terrific tenor tenacity.

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Why was he so famous? Simple: the quality of his tone. He mastered his vocals in the operatic space so well, he even crossed-over into popular music, tuning the world-in to what it was to have one of the largest and most immediately recognisable voices in the world.

Win your own piece of Pavarotti paraphernalia

We’re giving you the chance to win of five ‘The People’s Tenor’ albums that feature the greatest moments from the most famous tenor that ever lived. 2-CD collection.

All the favourite highlights from an incredible recording career are in this album. The biggest operatic hits including his trademark Nessun Dorma plus selected highlights from the biggest selling classical record of all time, the Original Three Tenors Concert.



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