Maestro Luciano Pavoratti and the Voice Heard Round the World


The incomparable Luciano Pavoratti passed away 10 years ago this month.

Luciano Pavarotti, the bearded opera legend, died early Thursday after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. With his noted girth and cheeky duets with pop singers, the 71-year-old tenor was that rare maestro of classical music who was as instantly recognizable around the world as superstars from MTV and the movies.

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