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Classicalite's Five Best: Luciano Pavarotti Recordings

Classicalite's Five Best: Luciano Pavarotti Recordings >>

Essential recordings from the much-missed great Italian tenor, as Decca marks 50 years of his international career.

Decca Invites Pavarotti Fans to Record Their Versions of Puccini's

Decca Invites Pavarotti Fans to Record Their Versions of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" >>

"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.

Classicalite's Five Best: Tenor Turns in Verdi Recordings >>

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...

Prince William & Kate Middleton

The Column: A Classical Playlist for the Royal Baby…and Its Parents >>

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."

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