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Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (Italian pronunciation: [luˈtʃaːno pavaˈrɔtti]; 12 October 1935 – 6 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. He made numerous recordings of complete operas and individual arias, gaining worldwide fame for the quality of his tone, and eventually established himself as one of the finest tenors of the 20th century.

As one of the Three Tenors, Pavarotti became well known for his televised concerts and media appearances. From the beginning of his professional career as a tenor in 1961 in Italy to his final performance of "Nessun dorma" at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Pavarotti was at his best in bel canto operas, pre-Aida Verdi roles, and Puccini works such as La bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly. Pavarotti was also noted for his charity work on behalf of refugees and the Red Cross, amongst others. He died from pancreatic cancer on 6 September 2007.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1966 Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda Vincenzo Bellini; Dame Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra 2
1968 Requiem Verdi; Sutherland, Horne, Pavarotti, Talvela, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Solti 2
1968 Verdi and Donizetti Arias Luciano Pavarotti 1
1971 Un ballo in maschera Verdi; Renata Tebaldi, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, Regina Resnik, Helen Donath, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Chorus of The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Bruno Bartoletti 5 3
1973 La bohème (1972 studio cast) Puccini; Freni, Pavarotti, Harwood, Panerai, Maffeo, Ghiaurov, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 6
1973 Lucia di Lammermoor Gaetano Donizetti; Dame Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, Nicolaï Ghiaurov, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Richard Bonynge 5 7
1973 Turandot (1972 studio cast) Puccini; Sutherland, Pavarotti, Caballé, Ghiaurov, Krause, Pears, John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta 5
1974 Madama Butterfly (1974 studio cast) Giacomo Puccini; Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Christa Ludwig, Robert Kerns, Wiener Philharmoniker, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Herbert von Karajan 3
1974 Rigoletto Verdi; Sutherland, Pavarotti, Milnes, Tourangeau, Talvela, London Symphony Orchestra, Bonynge 5 3
1978 Hits From Lincoln Center Luciano Pavarotti 1
1979 Tosca (1978 studio cast) Giacomo Puccini; Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, Wandsworth School Boys' Choir, London Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicola Rescigno 3
1982 La traviata Verdi; Sutherland, Pavarotti, Manuguerra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge 4
1982 Verismo Arias · Airs · Arien Luciano Pavarotti 1
1983 Gala Concert At The Royal Albert Hall Luciano Pavarotti 1
1984 Andrea Chénier Umberto Giordano; Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé, Leo Nucci, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly 1
1984 O Holy Night Luciano Pavarotti 2 3
1986 Guglielmo Tell Rossini; Milnes, Pavarotti, Freni, Ghiaurov, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Chailly 1
1987 Pavarotti Anniversary Luciano Pavarotti 1
1988 Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana / Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Mascagni, Leoncavallo; Pavarotti, Freni, Várady, Wixell, Cappuccilli, Gavazzeni, Patanè 4 1
1988 Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi; Ingvar Wixell, Luciano Pavarotti, Edita Gruberová, Wiener Philharmoniker, Riccardo Chailly, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle 1
1989 Aida Giuseppe Verdi; Chiara, Pavarotti, Dimitrova, Nucci, Burchuladze, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Lorin Maazel 1
1989 Tutto Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1
1989 Tutto Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 2
1990 Pavarotti - Freni Mirella Freni & Luciano Pavarotti 1
1990 L'elisir d'amore Gaetano Donizetti; Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Leo Nucci, Enzo Dara, Dawn Upshaw, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra , James Levine 5 1
1990 Maria Stuarda Donizetti; Sutherland. Tourangeau, Pavarotti; Orchestra e coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Richard Bonynge 1
1991 Pavarotti Songbook Luciano Pavarotti 2
1992 Amore: Romantic Italian Love Songs Luciano Pavarotti 1
1992 La Traviata Giuseppe Verdi; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, James Levine, Cheryl Studer, Luciano Pavarotti, Juan Pons 2
1992 Pavarotti + Domingo Luciano Pavarotti / Plácido Domingo 1
1993 Christmas Favorites From The World's Favorite Tenors José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti 1
1994 Romeo and Juliet Luciano Pavarotti 1
1994 Tenor Masterpieces, Vol 1 Luciano Pavarotti 1
1995 An Evening With Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1
1995 Pavarotti Plus Luciano Pavarotti 1
1996 Sublime Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1
1998 Il Trovatore Giuseppe Verdi, Dame Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Marilyn Horne 1
1998 Ernani Giuseppe Verdi; Luciano Pavarotti, Dame Joan Sutherland, Leo Nucci, Paata Burchuladze, Orchestra and Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Richard Bonynge 5 2
1998 Lucia Di Lammermoor Gaetano Donizetti; Oliviero de Fabritiis, Luciano Pavarotti & Cristina Deutekom 1
1999 Tu Tu Amore: Puccini's Greatest Love Songs Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti 1
1999 Christmas With Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1
1999 Idomeneo Mozart; Luciano Pavarotti, Gundula Janowitz, Richard Lewis 1
1999 Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1
2000 Nessun dorma Luciano Pavarotti 1
2000 O Sole Mio - The Recital Luciano Pavarotti 1 1
2001 A Portrait of Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1
2002 Lucia di Lammermoor Selezione (1967 radio cast) Gaetano Donizetti; Luciano Pavarotti, Renata Scotto, Piero Cappuccilli, Gianfranco Manganotti, Agostino Ferrin, Anna di Stazio, Franco Ricciardi, Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Torino della RAI, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli 1
2008 The Three Tenors at Christmas Carreras, Pavarotti, Domingo 1
2011 Manon Lescaut (1992 studio cast) Giacomo Puccini; Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Dwayne Croft, Giuseppe Taddei, Ramón Vargas, Cecilia Bartoli, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Levine 1
A Night at the Opera Luciano Pavarotti 1
Christmas With Pavarotti & Carreras Luciano Pavarotti / José Carreras 1
Donizetti-Lucia Di Lammermoor Luciano Pavarotti 1
I grandi successi di Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1
Il Grande Pavarotti: La Favorita Gaetano Donizetti; Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Luisa Nave, Renato Bruson, Bonaldo Giaiotti, San Francisco Opera Orchestra & San Francisco Opera Chorus, Carlo Felice Cillario 1
La Figlia del Reggimento Gaetano Donizetti; Freni, Pavarotti, Ganzarolli, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Nino Sanzogno 1
La traviata (Highlights) Giuseppe Verdi; Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Richard Bonynge 1
Live on Stage Luciano Pavarotti 1
Live Recordings 1961 - 1967 Luciano Pavarotti 1
National Philharmonic Orch.; Luciano & Fernando Pavarotti, Freni, Wixell / Guggero Leoncavallo - Pagliacci Luciano Pavarotti 1
Notte d'amore: Popular Italian Love Songs Luciano Pavarotti 1
Passione Luciano Pavarotti 1
Pavarotti in Hyde Park Luciano Pavarotti 1
Special Edition Luciano Pavarotti 1
Un Ballo in Maschera Giuseppe Verdi; National Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti, Luciano Pavarotti, Margaret Price, Renato Bruson 1
Volare: Popular Italian Songs (Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna feat. conductor Henry Mancini) Luciano Pavarotti 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 The Worlds Favorite Tenor Arias Luciano Pavarotti 1
1977 The Great Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1
1980 Bravo Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1
1982 Arias Luciano Pavarotti 1
1983 'O sole mio: Favorite Neapolitan Songs (arr. Gian Carlo Chiaramello) Luciano Pavarotti 2
1983 Mattinata Luciano Pavarotti 1
1986 Le più belle romanze e canzoni Luciano Pavarotti 1
1987 Pavarotti - Verdi Giuseppe Verdi; Luciano Pavarotti 1
1987 Volare Luciano Pavarotti & Henry Mancini 1
1990 Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci: Highlights Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo; Pavarotti, Freni, Várady, Cappuccilli, Wixell 1
1990 Recital Luciano Pavarotti 1
1991 Essential Pavarotti II Luciano Pavarotti 5 1
1991 Favorite Arias by the World’s Favorite Tenors Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti 1
1992 Giganten Der Oper Domingo, Pavarotti, Carreras 1
1992 The Tenors Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti 5 1
1994 The Early Years Volume 1 Luciano Pavarotti 1
1994 The Great Tenors Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo & Mario del Monaco 1
1995 The Gold Collection: 40 Classic Performances Luciano Pavarotti 1
1995 The Solo Collection Luciano Pavarotti 1
1995 World's Greatest Tenors-Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1
1997 Hits & More Luciano Pavarotti 1
1997 Pavarotti: Greatest Hits Luciano Pavarotti 2
1998 The Gold Collection Luciano Pavarotti 1
1998 Luciano Pavarotti, Rare Gems Luciano Pavarotti 2
1999 Three Tenors Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti 1
1999 Les Triomphes de Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1
2001 Grammy Album Luciano Pavarotti 1
2001 The Pavarotti Edition Luciano Pavarotti 1
2002 Romantica: The Very Best of Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1
2003 Ti adoro Luciano Pavarotti 5 1
2004 Classic Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1
2004 Festliche Weihnacht Luciano Pavarotti & José Carreras 1
2005 The Best Luciano Pavarotti 3 1
2005 Luciano Pavarotti: Anniversary Edition Luciano Pavarotti 1
2005 The Best of Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti 1

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