Pavarotti held a recital at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 15th May 1983 with John Wustman at the piano.
Many audio tracks from this recital is now available on YouTube, so many that I think that the entire recital is out there!
On November 1987 Pavarotti and John Wustman held a similar recital at the Carnegie Hall in New York which is available on Decca CD. The programme for this recital was somewhat different from the Berlin recital, but is nevertheless very much recommended.
Here are four arias from the Berlin recital. More to come in another Pavarotti in Berlin blog post!
But, if you can’t wait: Go to YouTube now for the rest of this recital!
Anyway, I’m off to Berlin! Soon! Very soon!