Luciano Pavarotti Biography (1935-)

Born October 12, 1935, in Modena, Italy; son of Fernando (a baker and singer)and Adele (a factory worker; maiden name, Venturi) Pavarotti; married Adua Veroni, September 30, 1961 (separated, 1996); companion of Nicoletta Mantovani(a secretary); children: Lorenza, Christiana, Guiliana. Addresses: Contact: c/o 941 Via Giardini, 41040 Saliceta Guiliano, Modena, Italy.

Nationality
Italian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Opera singer, actor
Birth Details
October 12, 1935
Modena, Italy

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • "La boheme," Sunday Night at the London Palladium, Associated Television, 1963
  • Rodolfo, La boheme, PBS, 1977
  • Mario Cavaradossi, Tosca, PBS, 1978
  • "Luciano Pavarotti Recital" (also known as "Luciano Pavarotti in Recitalat the Metropolitan Opera House"), Live from Lincoln Center, PBS, 1978
  • Requiem, PBS, 1978
  • La gioconda, PBS, 1979
  • Riccardo, Un ballo in maschera, PBS, 1980
  • A Christmas Special with Luciano Pavarotti (also known as Christmas with Luciano Pavarotti), PBS, 1980
  • Duke of Mantua, Rigoletto, PBS, 1981
  • Nemorino, L'elisir d'amore, PBS, 1981
  • Radames, Aida, 1981
  • Italian singer, Der rosenkavalier, PBS, 1982
  • Host, Pavarotti and Friends, ABC, 1982
  • Pavarotti in Philadelphia: La boheme, PBS, 1982
  • Title role, Ernani, PBS, 1983
  • Title role, Idomeneo, PBS, 1983
  • Met Centennial Gala Telecast, PBS, 1983
  • Duke of Mantua, "Rigoletto," Great Performances, PBS, 1985
  • Radames, Aida, 1985
  • Gustavo III, Un ballo in maschera, 1986
  • Rodolfo, La boheme, 1986
  • "An Evening with Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti," Live from theMet, PBS, 1986
  • Gian Carlo Menotti: The Musical Magician, PBS, 1986
  • The Night of Music: A Global Celebration, PBS, 1986
  • Pavarotti in the Verdi Requiem: A Salute to Youth, PBS, 1986
  • Pavarotti Plus!, PBS, 1986
  • Edgardo, the duke, and Alfredo, The Joan Sutherland Anniversary Gala, PBS, 1987
  • Riccardo, Un ballo in maschera, PBS, 1987
  • Manrico, Il trovatore, PBS, 1988
  • Rodolfo, Scenes from La boheme: A Pavarotti Celebration, PBS, 1988
  • Pavarotti Returns to Naples, PBS, 1988
  • Rodolfo, La boheme, Arts and Entertainment, 1989
  • Pavarotti Plus! ... Plus!, PBS, 1989
  • The Richard Tucker Opera Gala, PBS, 1989
  • Cavaradossi, Tosca, 1990
  • Host, Pavarotti Plus!, PBS, 1990
  • Riccardo, Un ballo in maschera, 1990
  • Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert (also known as The Original Three Tenors Concert), 1990
  • Central Park, PBS, 1990
  • Great Moments from the Met, PBS, 1990
  • Mulberry Street, CBS, 1990
  • Night of Music, Arts and Entertainment, 1990
  • The 1990 Richard Tucker Gala, PBS, 1990
  • Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come, CBS, 1990
  • Duke of Mantua, "Rigoletto," Panasonic Presents: 25th Anniversary Galaat the Met, 1991
  • Guest singer at party, Die fledermaus, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • King Gustav, A Masked Ball from the Metropolitan Opera, PBS, 1991
  • Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta, PBS, 1991
  • The 1991 Richard Tucker Gala, PBS, 1991
  • Pavarotti in the Park, PBS, 1991
  • (In archive footage) 60 Minutes: The Entertainers, 1991
  • Title role, Don Carlo, 1992
  • Duke of Mantua, "Rigoletto," The Metropolitan Opera Silver Anniversary, PBS, 1992
  • Nemorino, L'elisir d'amore, PBS, 1992
  • Live from the Philadelphia Orchestra with Riccardo Muti, Arts andEntertainment, 1992
  • Maazel! A Profile of the Maestro, PBS, 1992
  • Pavarotti & Friends, 1992
  • Pavarotti and the Italian Tenor, PBS, 1992
  • Pavarotti Plus!, PBS, 1992
  • Pavarotti & Friends, PBS, 1993
  • Pavarotti in Central Park, PBS, 1993
  • Pavarotti in Paris, Arts and Entertainment, 1993
  • A Pavarotti Prelude, PBS, 1993
  • Three Tenors: The Impossible Dream, PBS, 1993
  • Canio, "I Pagliacci," Il Tabarro and Pagliacci, PBS, 1994
  • Oronte, I Lombardi alla prima crociata, PBS, 1994
  • Luciano Pavarotti Talking with David Frost, PBS, 1994
  • Pavarotti & Friends 2, 1994
  • Pavarotti: My Heart's Delight, PBS, 1994
  • Pavarotti Plus! (also known as Pavarotti Plus! Sixth Edition), PBS, 1994
  • The Three Tenors--Backstage Live!, PBS, 1994
  • Tibor Rudas Presents Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti with Mehta: The Three Tenors in Concert 1994 (also known as Carreras, Domingo, and Pavarotti with Mehta, The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994, and Tibor Rudas Presents: The Three Tenors in Concert 1994), PBS, 1994
  • The Vision: The Making of the Three Tenors in Concert, 1994
  • The Making of Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, and Mehta: The Three Tenors in Concert 1994, PBS, 1995
  • Pavarotti & Friends Together for the Children of Bosnia, 1995
  • Pavarotti: My World, PBS, 1995
  • Placido Domingo: A Musical Life, PBS, 1995
  • Sinatra: 80 Years My Way, ABC, 1995
  • Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti with Levine: The Three Tenors in Concert1996, PBS, 1996
  • The James Levine 25th Anniversary Gala, 1996
  • Pavarotti & Friends for War Child, 1996
  • Three Tenors in Concert, pay-per-view, 1996
  • Tibor Rudas Presents Pavarotti on Miami Beach, PBS, 1996
  • Title role, Andrea Chenier, PBS, 1997
  • Pavarotti's Triumphant Return to Wales, 1997
  • Master of ceremonies, The Richard Tucker New York City Gala, PBS,1998
  • Presenter, Opera Stamps--Dedications at the Met, PBS, 1998
  • Pavarotti and Friends, PBS, 1998
  • Pavarotti & Friends for the Children of Liberia, 1998
  • Tibor Rudas Presents Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti with Levine--The Three Tenors Live in Concert--Paris 1998 (also known as Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti with Levine and The Three Tenors, Paris 1998), PBS, 1998
  • Tibor Rudas Presents Pavarotti for the Future--The Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, PBS, 1998
  • Visions of Italy, Northern Style, 1998
  • The Italian Passion for Life, PBS, 1999
  • Luciano Pavarotti 30th Anniversary Gala Performance, PBS, 1999
  • Pavarotti & Friends 99 for Guatemala and Kosovo (also known asPavarotti & Friends 99), PBS, 1999
  • Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet, 2000
  • The Three Tenors Christmas, PBS, 2000
  • Pavarotti & Friends for Afghanistan, 2001
  • The Three Tenors in the Forbidden City, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Also appeared in other specials, including a concert held at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, 1986.
  • Series
  • Live from Lincoln Center, PBS, beginning in 1980
  • Pavarotti and Levine in Recital, PBS, beginning in 1988
  • Episodic
  • The Tonight Show, multiple episodes, NBC, beginning c. 1972
  • Duke of Mantua, "Rigoletto," The Life of Verdi (also known as Verdi), PBS, 1983
  • ABC in Concert, ABC, 1991
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1993
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1996
  • "Enrico Caruso: Voice of the Century," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1998
  • Appeared in episodes of other series.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 53rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, 1981
  • Danny Kaye's International Children's Awards for UNICEF, 1992
  • The 1993 World Music Awards, ABC, 1993
  • The 41st Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1999
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 2001
  • Other
  • Voice, Maria Stuart, 1988
  • Film Appearances
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Messa di requiem (also known as Giuseppe Verdi:Requiem), 1967
  • Giorgio Fini, Yes, Giorgio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Distant Harmony, Circle Releasing Luchina, 1987
  • Music consultant, Rossinis Pasticcio, 1989
  • King George IV, Rossini, Rossini, 1991
  • Celine Dion: Let's Talk about Love, Sony Music Canada, 1998
  • Stage Appearances
  • Duke of Mantua, Rigoletto, Carpi, Italy, 1961
  • Rodolfo, La boheme, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 1961
  • Edgardo, Lucia di Lammermoor, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1963
  • Rodolfo, La boheme, Opera House at Covent Garden, London, 1963
  • Elvino, La sonnambula, Opera House at Covent Garden, both 1965
  • Lucia di Lammermoor, Miami, FL, 1965
  • I Capuleti e i Montecchi, c. 1965-1966
  • Tonio, La fille du Regiment (also known as The Daughter of theRegiment), Opera House at Covent Garden, 1966
  • La boheme, Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, 1968
  • Manon, Italy and Spain, 1969 and 1970
  • La fille du Regiment (also known as The Daughter of the Regiment), Metropolitan Opera House, 1972
  • La boheme, Chicago Opera, Chicago, IL, 1973
  • La favorita, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco, CA, 1973
  • L'elisir d'amore, Metropolitan Opera House, 1973
  • Il trovatore, San Francisco Opera, 1975
  • Bellini, I Puritani, Metropolitan Opera House, 1976
  • Turandot, San Francisco Opera, 1977
  • Ponchielli, La gioconda, San Francisco Opera, 1979
  • L'elisir d'amore, Chicago Opera, 1979
  • Aida, San Francisco Opera, 1981
  • Idomeneo, Metropolitan Opera House, 1982
  • Ernani, Metropolitan Opera House, 1983
  • Aida, Metropolitan Opera House and La Scala, Milan, Italy, both 1986
  • La boheme, Teatro Comunale, Modena, Italy, 1986
  • Otello, 1991
  • Pavarotti & Friends, Modena, 1992
  • I Lombardi alla prima crociata, Metropolitan Opera House, 1993
  • I Pagliacci, Metropolitan Opera House, 1994
  • La fille du Regiment (also known as The Daughter of the Regiment), Metropolitan Opera House, 1995
  • Tosca, Metropolitan Opera House, 1995
  • Turandot, Metropolitan Opera House, 1997
  • Aida, Metropolitan Opera House, 2001
  • Appeared in other operas. Appeared in other concert performances, including various Pavarotti & Friends concerts.
  • Major Tours
  • Elvino, La sonnambula, Australian cities, 1965
  • La traviata, Australian cities, 1965
  • L'elisir d'amore, Australian cities, 1965
  • Lucia di Lammermoor, Australian cities, 1965
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Reggio Emilia, 1961
  • La boheme, Decca, c. 1973
  • Madama Butterfly, Decca, c. 1974
  • Luisa Miller, Decca, 1975
  • Luciano Pavarotti--O Holy Night, Decca, 1977
  • Luciano Pavarotti--Hits from Lincoln Center, Decca, 1978
  • O Sole Mio, Decca, 1979
  • (With Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne) Live from the Lincoln Center--Sutherland--Horne--Pavarotti, London, 1981
  • Arias, Airs, Arien, Decca, 1982
  • Yes, Giorgio (original soundtrack recording), London, c. 1982
  • Mamma, Decca, 1984
  • Passione, Decca, 1985
  • Verdi: Un ballo in maschera, London, 1986
  • Luciano Pavarotti in Concert, Decca, 1987
  • Volare, Decca, 1987
  • At Carnegie Hall, Decca, 1988
  • (Contributor) Hardware, 1989
  • Pavarotti in Concert, Columbia, 1990
  • Rare Verdi Arias, Columbia, 1990
  • Love 1961-1966, Huub, 1991
  • Live Recordings (1964-1967), Decca, 1991
  • Pavarotti in Hyde Park, Decca, 1991
  • Pavarotti Songbook, Decca, 1991
  • Rigoletto, Sound Solution, 1992
  • Verdi and Others, Sound Solution, 1992
  • In Concert, Castle, 1992
  • Amore, 1992
  • Pavarotti and Friends, London, 1993
  • Collection, Volume 2, Castle, 1993
  • Ti Amo--Puccini's Greatest Love Songs, Decca, 1993
  • My Heart's Delight, Decca, 1993
  • Fortunate Pilgrim, RCA, 1994
  • Early Years, Volume 1, Decca, 1994
  • (Contributor) Magic of Christmas, 1994
  • (Contributor) Zucchero, Miserere, 1994
  • Christmas Favorites from the World's Tenors, Sony Classical, 1995
  • Early Years, Volume 2, Decca, 1995
  • Pavarotti & Friends 2, Decca, 1995
  • Verdi: Il trovatore, Decca, 1995
  • Pavarotti Plus, Decca, 1995
  • (Contributor) The Passengers, Miss Sarajevo, 1995
  • (Contributor) Zucchero, Diamante, 1995
  • (Contributor) Passengers: Original Soundtracks I, 1995
  • Pavarotti & Friends for War Child, Decca, 1996
  • Pavarotti & Friends Together for the Children of Bosnia, Decca, 1996
  • Los Angeles, Decca, 1996
  • The Great Luciano Pavarotti, Decca, 1996
  • (Contributor) Barbra Streisand, The Mirror Has Two Faces (originalsoundtrack recording), 1996
  • Highlights: La traviata and Rigoletto, Boxsets, 1997
  • Pavarotti Magic: An Exclusive Recital, Pavarotti, 1997
  • The Voice, Pavarotti, 1997
  • In His Glory, Pavarotti, 1997
  • Christmas with Pavarotti, Empire, 1997
  • The Golden Voice of Luciano Pavarotti, Madacy, 1997
  • World's Favorite Arias, PNEC, 1997
  • Live 1965-1969, Gala, 1997
  • Notte d'Amore, Polygram, 1998
  • Pavarotti Magic, Volume 2, Boxsets, 1998
  • For the Children of Liberia, Polygram, 1998
  • The Ultimate Collection, Deco, 1998
  • Pleasures, BCI, 1998
  • The Classic Christmas Album, DG, 1998
  • Pavarotti and Friends: For the Children of Liberia, London Records, 1998
  • (Contributor) Ten Tenors in Prayer, RCA Records, 1999
  • Albums; with Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo; as the Three Tenors
  • Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti in Concert, Decca, 1990
  • Three Tenors II, Decca, 1994
  • The Three Tenors: Paris 1998, Atlantic, 1998
  • Other albums include The Best of the Three Tenors.
  • Videos
  • Pavarotti and Friends, London Video, 1993
  • WRITINGS
  • Nonfiction
  • (With William Wright) My Own Story, Doubleday (New York City), 1981
  • (With Wright) Pavarotti: My World, Crown (New York City), 1995

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Musicians, Volume 20, Gale, 1997
    • International Dictionary of the Opera, St. James Press, 1993
    • Newsmakers 1997, Issue 4, Gale, 1997
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, July 29, 1994; September 9, 1994; November 10, 1995; December 8, 1995; April 19, 1996; December 13, 1996; September 4, 1998; October 30, 1998; November 6, 1998
    • Opera News, September, 1993, p. 4; April 13, 1996, p. 18; November13, 1998, p. 4
    • People Weekly, December 7, 1998, p. 79; December 21, 1998
    Electronic
    • Luciano Pavarotti, http://www.lucianopavarotti.com, October 23, 2002

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