PAVAROTTI: THE 50 GREATEST TRACKS
The 50 Best Recordings from the World’s Greatest Voice, of all time…
Including Pavarotti’s FIRST EVER recording, officially released for the first time, to mark:
– 50 Years since First British TV Performance, introduced by Bruce Forsyth
– 50 Years since Covent Garden Royal Opera House Debut
– 50 Years with Decca
50 years ago, the legendary Italian tenor made his first British TV appearance, on Sunday Night at the London Palladium (25/8). He was introduced to the stage by Bruce Forsyth.
Luciano Pavarotti had been horse-riding in Sussex that same afternoon when he received the last-minute call asking if he would stand in for an indisposed Giuseppe di Stefano on the hugely popular ITV show. Pavarotti has since told the story of his introduction to the millions of views that night, in which the audience was told that the artist they were about to hear had been on a horse all day (“Ladies and gentlemen , don’t judge how he is going to walk but judge him how he is going to sing!” – Bruce Forsyth). The television performance was broadcast to 15 million viewers…Read More