Luciano Pavarotti's Family Unhappy With Trump Campaign's Use of 'Nessun Dorma'

 Luciano Pavarotti
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Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti at Lincoln Center on Jan. 22, 1979.

A newspaper in the Italian town where Luciano Pavarotti lived says the late tenor's loved ones are unhappy that Donald Trump's campaign has played one of his signature arias, "Nessun Dorma."

The Gazzetta di Modena is quoting Pavarotti's widow, Nicoletta Mantovani Pavarotti, and other family members as saying the "values of brotherhood and solidarity" that Pavarotti expressed in his career "are incompatible with the world vision proposed" by Trump.

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The Pavarotti family couldn't immediately be reached by The Associated Press for confirmation or comment.

The rousing crescendo of words ending "Nessun Dorma," from opera composer Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, proclaims "I will win."


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