Essential recordings from the much-missed great Italian tenor, as Decca marks 50 years of his international career.
"Nessun Dorma" indeed--"none shall sleep"--in many opera-loving households this month, as Luciano Pavarotti's record company, Decca, marks 50 years since the late, great Italian tenor's international debut with a remarkable online contest.
It's Verdi year, in case you hadn't noticed from all the people in the opera world rushing around shouting, "It's Verdi year!" Well, I am, but then I'm a die-hard Verdi nut. So. In honor of the big 2013 Verdi anniversary...
Suddenly, all of my various social media bits and pieces, and a good deal of my Gmail inbox, are screaming at me that Princess Catherine (Kate, as she's known to most people who have never met her and aren't really on good enough terms to be that informal) is in "labour."