The fifth anniversary of Pavarotti’s death is on September 6th, 2012. On this day there will be held a very special Pavarotti tribute concert in his birth town of Modena, Italy, called “Luciano’s Friends”. As this concert also will present new singing talents the concert has a very poignant subtitle: “The talent goes on”.
In addition to new talents there will be performances from many established Italian and international artists from the world of opera and pop:
- The Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, and the italian pop singers Lorenzo Jovanotti, Elisa and Zucchero, all known from the Pavarotti & friends concerts.
- The world-famous Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé, who performed and recorded many operas with Pavarotti.
- The guitarist Jeff Beck, who accompanied Pavarotti on the song “Caruso“ on Pavarotti’s 2003 studio album “Ti Adoro“.
- The great Italian film music composer Ennio Morricone, who will conduct the orchestra in a special tribute to Pavarotti.
The list of performers has changed since this concert was first announced in early July. See this Italian news article for some of the artists we have missed! I think I’ve read somewhere that the Italian soprano Renata Scotto was to perform as well, but that might be a summer dream as no source is to be found!
Check the official page of the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation for further details, including how to view this concert live on the web for free. The website is in English and Italian. Check out also Pavarotti related stuff from the concert’s sponsors Nutella and Vanity Fair!
What a night to remember Pavarotti! Remember to tune in to “Luciano’s Friends: The talent goes on“!
Ti adoro, Luciano! Ti ricordo bene! Grazie! Grazie mille!