Luciano Pavarotti

Odd Pavarotti Blog is 10 years!

Odd Pavarotti Blog celebrates its 10 years this month! Time flies, but I really can’t believe that it has gone 10 years already! Well, it’s true: On May 1st 2009 I started this blog about the great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007).

I wrote this in my very first blog post:

Hopefully this blog will be interesting for all Pavarotti’s fans, also the ardent ones. It will sometimes be somewhat funny or odd as the perspectives taken on Pavarotti’s art, life and legacy will take many odd turns and twists.

I hope I’ve been able to do a little bit of just that, in spite of some periods when I wasn’t writing any new blog posts. Sometimes life comes in the way of blogging! I also hope you also have liked it when I’ve gone somewhat off topic.

Thank you very much for visiting my blog and for interacting with me! I especially want to thank my over 1.000 followers who are following this blog via e-mail,  Word Press, Facebook, and Twitter. Many thanks as well to those who follow my play lists on Spotify and YouTube.

Look out for more blog posts about Pavarotti (and some off topic subjects as well …) in this jubilee year! Look especially out for more about the new Pavarotti documentary and Decca’s 90th anniversary.

I hope that you all will continue to visit Odd Pavarotti Blog in the future! And if you’re not already a follower, why not start following Odd Pavarotti Blog today? 🙂

Many greetings to all my readers, who in fact comes from all over the globe. Grazie! Mille grazie!

This blog post no. 322 was first published 06-05-2019. Last revision 06-05-2019.


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! 🙂

Here are some of the funny stuff 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! 🙂

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

Happy 82nd birthday, Pavarotti!

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


Let’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 – The People’s Tenor – The promo videos!

In my last post I told you about the latest Decca release to mark the 10th anniversary of his death, the new Pavarotti compilation album, the double CD entitled The People’s Tenor.

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Here are the promo videos for this new Pavarotti album! The 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, a new double CD entitled The People’s Tenor. What an appropriate title for a Pavarotti album!

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This new Pavarotti compilation will be a welcomed 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 the 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, entitled “Le Ténor du Siècle“, is also available. It looks like this French version contains 61 tracks which is 11 more than the 2 CD international version. Another source suggest that a three CD international version might be available with its original English title and content with the third CD containing iconic live performances. Looks like neither of these 3 CD versions contain any surprises. Just basic Pavarotti all the way!

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This is the latest Pavarotti compilation album and the first in a series of releases marking the 10th anniversary of his death. Many more Pavarotti deluxe record boxes will be released by Decca this year. These boxes will contain CDs and DVDs, but also Blu-ray Audio discs and 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 Decca entitled The People’s Tenor.


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 and cherished as he was when he was alive. And maybe even more.


We still remember his 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 performances 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 considered to be the greatest opera and classical music recordings of all time.


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


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

Today we remember Pavarotti’s art, life and legacy, but it’s really all about the voice. The voice that for many 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.