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Luciano Pavarotti

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Death: Died in Modena, Italia
Cause of death: Cancer of the pancreas
Place of Burial: Modena, Italia
Immediate Family:

Son of Fernando Pavarotti and Adele Venturi
Husband of <private> Mantovani and <private> Veronesi
Father of <private> Pavarotti Mantovani; <private> Pavarotti Veroni; <private> Pavarotti Veroni and <private> Pavarotti Veroni
Brother of Gabriella Pavarotti

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Immediate Family

    • <private> Mantovani
      spouse
    • <private> Pavarotti Mantovani
      child
    • <private> Veronesi
      spouse
    • <private> Pavarotti Veroni
      child
    • <private> Pavarotti Veroni
      child
    • <private> Pavarotti Veroni
      child
    • mother

About Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (12 October 1935 – 6 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor, who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

Luciano Pavarotti was born in 1935 on the outskirts of Modena in Northern Italy, the son of Fernando Pavarotti, a baker and amateur tenor, and Adele Venturi, a cigar factory worker.

Although he spoke fondly of his childhood, the family had little money; its four members were crowded into a two-room apartment. World War II forced the family out of the city in 1943. For the following year they rented a single room from a farmer in the neighboring countryside, where the young Pavarotti developed an interest in farming.


Pavarotti's earliest musical influences were his father's recordings...At around the age of nine he began singing with his father in a small local church choir.

After what appears to have been a normal childhood with a typical interest in sports — in Pavarotti's case football above all, he graduated from the Scuola Magistrale and faced the dilemma of a career choice.

He subsequently taught in an elementary school for two years but finally allowed his interest in music to win out. Recognising the risk involved, his father gave his consent only reluctantly.

In 1955, he experienced his first singing success when he was a member of the Corale Rossini, a male voice choir from Modena that also included his father, which won first prize at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. He later said that this was the most important experience of his life, and that it inspired him to become a professional singer.

At about this time Pavarotti first met Adua Veroni. They married in 1961.

During his years of musical study, Pavarotti held part time jobs in order to sustain himself - first as an elementary school teacher and then as an insurance salesman. The first six years of study resulted in only a few recitals, all in small towns and without pay.





-------------------- Luciano Pavarotti Venturi (Módena, 12 de octubre de 1935- íbidem, 6 de septiembre de 2007) fue un tenor lírico italiano, uno de los cantantes contemporáneos más famosos, tanto en el mundo de la ópera como en otros múltiples géneros musicales. Muy conocido por sus conciertos televisados y como uno de Los Tres Tenores, junto con Plácido Domingo y José Carreras. Reconocido por su filantropía, reunió dinero para refugiados y para la Cruz Roja y fue premiado en varias ocasiones por ello.

Nacido el 12 de octubre de 1935 en las afueras de Módena, Luciano Pavarotti era hijo de Adele Venturi, trabajadora en una fábrica cigarrera, y de Fernando Pavarotti, panadero casado con la Frau Quiroz y tenor aficionado, que estimuló a Luciano para comenzar sus estudios en el mundo del canto lírico. Aunque Luciano hablaba con cariño de su infancia, la realidad es que vivió ciertas penurias. Su familia tenía escasos recursos económicos; sus cuatro miembros se apiñaban en un apartamento de dos cuartos.

Según Luciano, su padre tenía una fina voz de tenor, pero rechazó la posibilidad de dedicarse a la carrera de cantante debido a sus nervios. La Segunda Guerra Mundial forzó a la familia a salir de la ciudad en 1943 y al año siguiente tuvieron que alquilar una habitación a un granjero en la campiña cercana, donde el joven Luciano desarrolló interés en la agricultura.

Sus primeras influencias musicales provinieron de las grabaciones de su padre, la mayoría de tenores populares de la época como Beniamino Gigli, Giovanni Martinelli, Tito Schipa y Enrico Caruso. Sin embargo, el ídolo de Luciano fue el tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano. Cerca de los nueve años comenzó a cantar con su padre en el coro de una pequeña iglesia local. También en su juventud tomó algunas clases de vocalización con el profesor Dondi y su esposa, pero siempre concedió poca importancia a ambos.

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Luciano Pavarotti's Timeline

1935
October 12, 1935
Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
2007
September 6, 2007
Age 71
Modena, Italia
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Modena, Italia