Now Paul Potts has me interested in Opera, I thought it would be a
good idea to dig up a video of a Luciano Pavarotti performance of
Nessun Dorma just to
see just how good the best can be. I have found a video of Luciano
Pavarotti on youtube of him singing in Paris in 1998. To put it mildly, I was pretty
amazed at what the human voice can do!
Paul Potts was dubbed 'Pavapotty' by the English media after singing
Nessun Dorma at his Britain's Got Talent audition. It was later revealed that Paul Potts has also had the
chance to sing live to Luciano Pavarotti after receiving master
singing classes in Italy. The Paul Potts Youtube video of him
singing Nessun Dorma is one of the most watched Youtube videos of
Watch the video below to see just how good Pavarotti was. May he
rest in peace.
The Life and Times of Luciano Pavarotti - A Pavarotti Biography
Luciano Pavarotti (biography), (October 12, 1935 –
September 6, 2007) was a great Italian tenor in opera, who brilliantly
crossed over into popular music. He became a world famous and much
adored singers of our time. He was well known for televised concerts,
media appearances, and as a shining part as one of The Three Tenors.
Born in Modena, Italy he abandoned a dream to become a professional
football (soccer) goalkeeper, and instead spent several years in vocal
training. In 1961, Pavarotti began as a tenor in Italy, after
that singing in opera houses in The Netherlands, Vienna, London,
Ankara, Budapest, and Barcelona. He earn't valuable experience and wide
reaching recognition while singing on the invitation of soprano Joan
Sutherland. Sutherland recommended he perform in Miami in 1965 which
was his US debut. Between 1966 and 1972, Pavarotti cemented his
popularity by continuing to sing at major international venues
including Milan's La Scala, NYC's Metropolitan Opera (Met).
By the end of the 1970's, Pavarotti had gained worldwide fame for his
amazing voice, especially when singing into the upper register.
His "high C" note was a trademark. Significant appearances by Pavarotti
at the world's best opera houses established him as one of the greatest
singers of our era.
Pavarotti was propelled into popular stardom after the Italian football
World Cup in 1990. He performed Nessun Dorma, from Turandot and was one
of The Three Tenors in their famed first concert held on the eve of the
final. Pavarotti sang with fellow famous tenors Plácido Domingo and
José Carreras and took Opera songs to a wide reaching popular audience.
Many of these songs had previously been confined to Opera aficionados.
Pavarotti was always know as an opera star, unlike many other
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"To sing opera"
~ Paul Potts in response to Amanda Holden's question 'Paul, what are you here for today Paul?' at the BGT audition.
"After that first audition, I realized I am somebody. I'm Paul Potts." ~ Paul Potts after a VERY successful first audition.
"It just felt really strange to be in demand"
~ Paul Potts - Paul Potts comes home TV documentary.