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1
Nessun Dorma!
 
2
Che Gelida Manina
 
3
Questa O Quella
 
4
Verdi: Rigoletto Act 2 / Parmi Veder Le Lagrime
 
5
La Donna E Mobile
 
6
Donizetti: L'elisir D'amore Act 2 / Una Furtiva Lagrima
 
7
La Fleur Que Tu M'avais Jetee
 
8
Bizet: Les Pecheurs Des Perles Act 1 / Au Fond Du Temple Saint
 
9
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Act 1 / Vesti La Giubba
 
10
Recondita Armonia
 
11
E Lucevan Le Stelle
 
12
Verdi: Il Trovatore Act 3 / Di Quella Pira
 
13
Verdi: Aida Act 1/ Celeste Aida
 
14
Pourquoi Me Reveiller, O Souffle Du Printemps
 
15
Verdi: Un Ballo In Maschera Act 1 / La Rivedra Nell'estasi
 
16
Verdi: La Traviata Act 2 / Lunge Da lei...De' Miei Bollenti Spiriti
 
17
Addio Fiorito Asil
 
18
Puccini: La Boheme Act 1 / O Soave Fanciulla
 
19
Tra Voi Belle, Brune E Bionde
 
20
Puccini: Manon Lescaut Act 1 / Donna Non Vidi Mai
 
21
Amor Ti Vieta
 
22
Mi Batte Il cor...O Paradiso!
 
23
M'appari
 
24
Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici
 
25
Puccini: Turandot Act 3 / Nessun Dorma
 
26
Puccini: La Boheme Act 1 / Che Gelida Manina
 
27
Di Capua: 'o Sole Mio
 
28
Funiculi, Funicula
 
29
Mattinata
 
30
Modugno: Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu
 
31
Santa Lucia
 
32
Caro Mio Ben
 
33
Ave Maria
 
34
O Holy Night
 
35
Ingemisco
 
36
La Danza
 
37
Bellini: Malinconia, Ninfa Gentile
 
38
Bellini: Ma Rendi Pur Contento
 
39
Donizetti: Don Pasquale Act 3 / Com'e Gentil
 
40
Ah Mes Amis - Pour Mon Ame
 
41
Verdi: Macbeth Act 4 / O Figli miei...Ah, La Paterna Mano
 
42
Verdi: Un Ballo In Maschera Act 3 / Forse La Soglia Attinse
 
43
Boito: Mefistofele Act 2 / Dai Campi, Dai Prati
 
44
Tosti: La Serenata
 
45
Caruso
 
46
Buongiorno A Te
 
47
Panis Angelicus
 
48
Clapton: Holy Mother
 
49
Miss Sarajevo
 
50
My Way
 

Luciano Pavarotti :

The 50 Greatest Tracks


LUCIANO PAVAROTTI
THE 50 GREATEST TRACKS

A Must-Have Collection From One Of The Greatest Voices Of Our Time
Package Celebrates 50th Anniversary Recording For Decca

"Great Performances" PBS Special "Pavarotti: A Voice For The Ages" 
To Air In December

Pavarotti 50 Greatest Tracks commemorates Luciano Pavarotti's 50th anniversary with Decca Records, and an unforgettable legacy of recorded music from one of the greatest voices of our time.  This definitive collection encompasses iconic Pavarotti selections,  including ‘Nessun Dorma,'‘Caruso,' ‘La Donna E Mobile,'and ‘Granada,' to incredible duets with fellow superstars Frank Sinatra, Bono, Eric Clapton and Sting.  Numerous milestones in the late-opera star's unprecedented career are captured here, including the first ever recording of Pavarotti's voice. The historic recording of the aria from La Bohème, ‘Che gelida manina' (‘Your tiny hand is frozen'), has been lying dormant in the archives for 50 years, only now to be unearthed by Pavarotti's widow, Nicoletta Mantovani Pavarotti, re-mastered and made commercially available for the first time. The 50 Greatest Tracks will be available October 22nd in the U.S. on Decca. 

On the heels of the commemorative album, PBS will be airing a new television special, featuring highlights of the tenor's career.  "Pavarotti: A Voice For the Ages" is scheduled to air on "Great Performances" in December on PBS stations across the country (check local listings).  

Towards the end of his life, Pavarotti said, "I have made so many wonderful recordings with Decca. The company has been a major part of my career – really, it has been part of my family."  

Pavarotti truly bridged the gap between opera and pop culture. He said himself, "Some of the great opera arias themselves are really the best pop songs ever written." 

Already released in the UK, The 50 Greatest Tracks has catapulted the world's most beloved tenor back to the top of the charts in England six years after his passing.  The album made headline news in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent I, The Daily Express and The Evening Standard. 

The Classic Brit Awards, held at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall on October 2nd posthumously honored Pavarotti with a Lifetime Achievement award, met with a roaring standing ovation which ended the ceremony. Pavarotti had previously agreed to collect the award in person six years ago, but sadly died before the event. The two remaining singers of the Three Tenors joined forces to honor their friend and colleague. José Carreras presented the award to Pavarotti's widow, Nicoletta Mantovani Pavarotti.  Placido Domingo was unable to attend, but recorded a special video tribute and spoke of Pavarotti's "God-given, beautiful voice".

Nicoletta Mantovani Pavarotti recently appeared on UK TV including BBC Breakfast and ITV1 News to discuss the impact of Pavarotti's legacy. To watch ITV1 click here: http://www.intelligentmedia.com/viewmedia/8eb5a60b-c8e3-4da7-9a13-fe0dcd417793_3265_14t.html

In 2007, Montovani Pavarotti founded THE LUCIANO PAVAROTTI FOUNDATION (Fondazione Luciano Pavarotti); the philanthropic organization's goals are to continue Pavarotti's legacy through international events, and to support talented young opera singers eager to develop their craft on international platforms.  The work of the Foundation will be expanding from Europe into the United States. Throughout Pavarotti's life, the great tenor constantly heard young singers and gave master classes and lessons to deserving students. He never charged for these services, saying, "Sharing my experience and passion with the young is my way of showing gratitude for the great gift I received."

Belcanto, the Luciano Pavarotti Heritage will be presented on October 19th at New York City's City Center at 8pm. The operatic concert will be presenting young, talented singers who have been selected by the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation, with original performances of popular opera arias, classic Neapolitan songs and contemporary compositions.  The event features sixteen singers, dancers, and a 25-piece orchestra and rhythm section.