Luciano Pavarotti

  1. Pavarotti Manager Herbert Breslin Dead At 87

    May 17, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Herbert Breslin, the hard-driving manager who helped propel Luciano Pavarotti to international fame during the 36 years they worked together, has died, his wife said Thursday. He was 87. Breslin collapsed at his hotel in Nice, France, on Wednesday ...

  2. Placido Domingo Named IFPI Chairman

    July 26, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Legendary opera star Placido Domingo might have played a record 134 operatic roles in more than 3,500 career performances during his more than 40-year career. He may also have made more than 100 recordings of complete operas, plus arias, duets and ...

  3. Decca Classics: Is Launching a Classical Label in 2011 Bold or Foolhardy?

    February 25, 2011 10:15 AM EST Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim in Seville, Spain in 2009 (Photo: Manuel Vaca) It might seem foolhardy to launch a core classical label in the middle of a worldwide record sales slump, but then Decca is noted for its innovations. The distin ...

  4. Spike Lee to Direct John Legend, The Roots Live Webcast

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spike Lee will direct a live webcast of a concert featuring John Legend and the Roots. The concert, to be held in New York on Sept. 23, is the second part of "Unstaged," a live concert series presented by American Express Co. The first w ...

  5. Latin Recording Acadmey To Honor Tenor Placido Domingo

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tenor Placido Domingo will be honored as the 2010 Latin Recording academy Person of the Year at a tribute dinner and concert on Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on the eve of the Latin Grammy Awards. Considered one of the ...

  6. Opera Singer Dies Before Starring World Cup Role

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A South African opera singer personally chosen by Nelson Mandela to sing at the World Cup 's opening ceremony has died two weeks before he was due to perform. Siphiwo Ntshebe , 34, an up-and-coming tenor known to local fans as the "new P ...

  7. Domingo Wins Inaugural Birgit Nilsson Prize

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish tenor Placido Domingo on Friday won the first $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize for his "unrivaled" contributions to the world of opera, the award foundation said. The Swedish soprano picked Domingo as the winner of the inaugural a ...

  8. Pavarotti To Be Remembered Around The World

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The world will mark the first anniversary of the death of Luciano Pavarotti with a series of concerts, an exhibit and other events, organizers and his family announced Friday. Among the tributes planned for the celebrated tenor, who died Sept. 6, ...

  9. Italian Tributes Flow For Pavarotti

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Leaders of Italian government, business and the arts continued to pay homage today for opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, who passed away yesterday morning. Italy's head of state, President Giorgio Napolitano, said that Pavarotti "managed t ...

  10. Italian Biz Pays Tribute To Pavarotti

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Italian music industry has paid tribute to opera great Luciano Pavarotti, who died early Thursday morning at the age of 71. Enzo Mazza, president of labels body FIMI, commented, "Luciano Pavarotti wasn't only an extraordinary artist ...

  11. Opera Legend Luciano Pavarotti Dies At 71

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, beloved by millions of fans who heard him in venues ranging from the Metropolitan Opera to Dodger Stadium, died in the early hours of this morning (Sept. 6) at his home in Modena, Italy, after a year-plus battle ...

  12. Report: Pavarotti's Condition Worsens

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Luciano Pavarotti's health has deteriorated and and he's in serious condition, the Italian news agencies ANSA and AGI reported Wednesday. Citing medical sources, ANSA said the 71-year-old tenor, who has pancreatic cancer, was believed to ...