Luciano Pavarotti

Some funny Pavarotti stuff part 1

It is so amazing what pops up if you search for “Funny Pavarotti” or similar terms on the internet. Try it yourself and you will absolutely be amazed! šŸ™‚

HereĀ are some of the funny stuffĀ I found today. Today’s examples are quite harmless, but believe me there are far more crazy stuff out there which some may find in bad taste or even offensive.

Enjoy this post and look out for even more funny Pavarotti stuff in the near future! That is a warning! šŸ™‚

This blog post no. 321 was first published 29-08-2018. Last revision 29-08-2018.


Happy 82nd birthday, Pavarotti!

Today,Ā the 12th October 2017, would have been Pavarottiā€™s 82nd birthday. He his no longer with us, but he is surely missed and adored today, 10 years after his passing.


Letā€™s remember the great man with his music. The 82nd birthday video celebration is showcasing great stage performances by Pavarotti, many of which are available on record. Enjoy!

Grazie, Luciano! Risposi in pace! Happy 82nd birthday, Luciano!

This blog post no. 320 was first published 12-10-2017. Last revision 12-10-2017.

Pavarotti ā€“ The Peopleā€™s Tenor – The promo videos!

In my last postĀ I told you about the latestĀ Decca release to mark the 10th anniversary of his death, theĀ new Pavarotti compilation album,Ā theĀ double CD entitled ā€œThe Peopleā€™s Tenorā€œ.

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Here are the promo videos for this new Pavarotti album! TheĀ first two videos are for the international version (20 and 30 seconds) and the third is for the French version.

Happy listening and watching!

This blog post no. 319 was first published 04-10-2017. Last revision 04-10-2017.

Pavarotti – The People’s Tenor!

It is so true! Pavarotti was indeed The People’s Tenor! A very fitting tribute to the most popular tenor in the history of opera! And talking about The People’s Tenor: To mark the 10th anniversary of his death Decca released this month a new Pavarotti compilation album,Ā a new double CD entitled ā€œThe Peopleā€™s Tenorā€œ. What an appropriate title for a Pavarotti album!

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This new Pavarotti compilation will be aĀ welcomedĀ both by fans and newcomers to Pavarotti’s singing. For huge Pavarotti fans like me this compilations is a must-have, but for years to come this will also be theĀ compilation to start with when exploring Pavarotti for the first time. This compilations gives you the very best of Pavarotti’s well-known repertoire in opera and popular songs, but it doesn’t contain any surprises. No lesser known arias or songs, and no rare or never before released tracks are included. Just basic Pavarotti!

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A French 3 CD version, presumably for the French-speaking market,Ā entitled “Le TĆ©nor du SiĆØcle“, is also available. It looks like this French version contains 61 tracks which is 11 more than the 2 CD international version. AnotherĀ source suggest that a three CD international version mightĀ be available with its original English title and content with the thirdĀ CDĀ containingĀ iconic live performances. Looks like neither of theseĀ 3 CDĀ versionsĀ contain any surprises. Just basic Pavarotti all the way!

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This is theĀ latest Pavarotti compilation album and the first in a series of releases marking the 10th anniversary of his death. ManyĀ more Pavarotti deluxe record boxes will be released by Decca this year. These boxes willĀ contain CDs and DVDs, but also Blu-ray AudioĀ discs andĀ even vinyl, both LPs and one EP. More on these releases as more information is available.

Enjoy Pavarotti – The People’s Tenor!

This blog post no. 318 was first published 26-09-2017. Last revision 26-09-2017.

10 fantastic Pavarotti facts

Pavarotti’s record company Decca has made 10 short videos to mark the 10th anniversary of his death. These videos are also commercials for the latest Pavarotti compilation album, the new double CD from DeccaĀ entitled ā€œThe Peopleā€™s Tenorā€œ.


This blog post no. 317 was first published 07-09-2017. Last revision 07-09-2017.

10 years without Luciano Pavarotti

Today it is 10 years since the great Luciano Pavarotti died. On 6 September 2007 Pavarotti lost his battle against pancreatic cancer and died in his home in Modena, Italy.

After the 10 years of his passing, Pavarotti is still remembered, and he is still loved andĀ cherished as he was when he was alive.Ā And maybe even more.


We still remember hisĀ performances on the opera stage, in the concert halls and in the great concert arenas and parks. We remember the times we were so lucky to hear Pavarotti live. And the legendary performancesĀ where we wish we where flies on the opera house walls listening in.

Pavarotti’s recordings are essential to every Pavarotti fan. We love to listen to them, over and over again, and to explore further the glory of Pavarotti’s voice. His recordings are still selling and still listened to, many of which are consideredĀ to be the greatest opera and classical music recordings of all time.


These memories andĀ recordings have been for the last 10 years our comfort and joy, andĀ our sources of inspiration.

This year we will see many manifestations of the love and admiration people still have for Pavarotti. Like tonight, in Verona, Italy, where the 10th anniversary tribute concert will take place.


ManyĀ Pavarotti deluxe record boxes will also be released this year on Decca to mark this anniversary. These boxes willĀ contain CDs and DVDs, but also Blu-ray AudioĀ discs andĀ even vinyl, both LPs and one EP.

Today we rememberĀ Pavarottiā€™s art,Ā life and legacy, but it’s really all about the voice. The voice that for manyĀ is the voice of the greatest tenor in the history of opera.

RIP Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007).

This blog post no. 316 was first published 06-09-2017. Last revision 12-10-2017.

My 30 years with Luciano Pavarotti

This summer it is 30 years since I discovered the great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. The summer of 1987 I wanted to explore opera so I took a chance and bought my first Pavarotti record. On random I bought the two LP set compilation ā€œMy Own Storyā€ from Decca. What a voice! I was hooked! From that day on Pavarotti becameĀ my favourite tenor for life.

When I began exploringĀ Pavarotti’s recordings I discovered not only many wonderful operas, but also many beautiful sacred works and classical songs. Later I became aware of Pavarotti’s recordings of Italian andĀ Neapolitan songs. Then in 1990 came the first Three Tenors concert and in 1992 the first Pavarotti & Friends concert. There was so much to explore!


In the 1990s Pavarotti’s fame and success reached new heights and I continued to explore his recordings. After investigating his official recordings, mostly on Decca, I beganĀ exploring the myriad of unofficial Pavarotti recordings. There wasĀ also a number of books about Pavarotti! Even more to explore!

After a while I just had to hear Pavarotti live! I heard Pavarotti live only three times: In Verdi’s Requiem in Oslo (1992), and live in concert in Oslo (1999) and in StockholmĀ (2005).

As my interest in Pavarotti’s art developed so did my interest for Italian language, culture and society. I was just theĀ natural next step! So in the summer of 2000 I went to Rome to learn Italian for a month. I have continued to learn Italian and to explore Italy to this veryĀ day!

In 2007 Pavarotti passed away. His death took my passion for Pavarotti to another level. In May 2009 I started this blog. I wrote this in my very first blog post:

“Hopefully this blog will beĀ interesting for all Pavarottiā€™s fans, also the ardent ones. It will sometimes beĀ somewhat funny or odd as the perspectives taken on Pavarottiā€™s art,Ā life and legacy will take many odd turns and twists. Pavarotti was not only a great artist and a great person, but has also become a cultural icon and phenomenon. Naturally, Pavarottiā€™s performances and recordings will be essential topics in this blog.”

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And the journey into Pavarotti’s art, life and legacy continues. Like this morning, when I received the latest Pavarotti compilation album which has its international release today. The new double CD from Decca isĀ entitled The People’s Tenor. What an appropriate title for a Pavarotti album!

Pavarotti was for me the starting point for my interest into opera, an interestĀ which is still evolving. My musical interest has all my life revolved around the human voice in all its form, whether it’s classical, opera, sacred, jazz, soul, disco or pop, whether it’s tenors, soul singers, sopranos, countertenors,Ā baritones, jazz singersĀ or disco divas.

There are many great voices out there, both past and present, in many genres, that IĀ love to listen to, but the greatest voice of them all was, is and forever will be the voice of the great Luciano Pavarotti!

For the last 30 years I have listen to Pavarotti singing. When looking back on these 30 years, I wonder how I could have survived without Pavarotti’s glorious voice!

Grazie mille, Luciano!

This blog post no. 315 was first published 01-09-2017. Last revision 01-09-2017.