Luciano Pavarotti was born in on the outskirts of Modena in Northern Italy , the son of Fernando Pavarotti, a baker and amateur tenor, and Adele Venturi, a cigar factory worker. According to Pavarotti, his father had a fine tenor voice but rejected the possibility of a singing career because of nervousness.
World War II forced the family out of the city in For the following year they rented a single room from a farmer in the neighbouring countryside, where the young Pavarotti developed an interest in farming. After abandoning the dream of becoming a football goalkeeper , Pavarotti spent seven years in vocal training. Pavarotti's earliest musical influences were his father's recordings, most of them featuring the popular tenors of the day— Beniamino Gigli , Giovanni Martinelli , Tito Schipa , and Enrico Caruso.
Pavarotti's favourite tenor and idol was Giuseppe Di Stefano and he was also deeply influenced by Mario Lanza , saying: "In my teens I used to go to Mario Lanza movies and then come home and imitate him in the mirror".
At around the age of nine he began singing with his father in a small local church choir. In addition to music, as a child Pavarotti enjoyed playing football. When he graduated from the Scuola Magistrale he was interested in pursuing a career as a professional football goalkeeper , but his mother convinced him to train as a teacher. He subsequently taught in an elementary school for two years but finally decided to pursue a music career. His father, recognizing the risk involved, only reluctantly gave his consent.
Pavarotti began the serious study of music in at the age of 19 with Arrigo Pola , a respected teacher and professional tenor in Modena who offered to teach him without remuneration. According to conductor Richard Bonynge , Pavarotti never learned to read music. In , he experienced his first singing success when he was a member of the Corale Rossini, a male voice choir from Modena that also included his father, which won first prize at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen , Wales.
He later said that this was the most important experience of his life, and that it inspired him to become a professional singer. They married in When his teacher Arrigo Pola moved to Japan, Pavarotti became a student of Ettore Campogalliani , who at that time was also teaching Pavarotti's childhood friend, Mirella Freni , whose mother worked with Luciano's mother in the cigar factory. Like Pavarotti, Freni went on to become a successful opera singer; they would go on to collaborate in various stage performances and recordings together.
During his years of musical study, Pavarotti held part-time jobs in order to sustain himself—first as an elementary school teacher and then as an insurance salesman. The first six years of study resulted in only a few recitals, all in small towns and without pay.
When a nodule developed on his vocal cords , causing a "disastrous" concert in Ferrara , he decided to give up singing. Pavarotti attributed his immediate improvement to the psychological release connected with this decision. Whatever the reason, the nodule not only disappeared but, as he related in his autobiography: "Everything I had learned came together with my natural voice to make the sound I had been struggling so hard to achieve".
His first known recording of " Che gelida manina " was recorded during this performance. He made his first international appearance in La traviata in Belgrade , Yugoslavia. Very early in his career, on 23 February , he debuted at the Vienna State Opera in the same role.
While generally successful, Pavarotti's early roles did not immediately propel him into the stardom that he would later enjoy. An early coup involved his connection with Joan Sutherland and her conductor husband, Richard Bonynge , who in was seeking a tenor taller than herself to take along on her tour to Australia.
The tenor scheduled to perform that night became ill with no understudy. As Sutherland had plans to travel with him on the Australia tour that summer, she recommended the young Pavarotti as he was acquainted with the role. Karajan had requested the singer's engagement. During the Australia tour in summer Sutherland and Pavarotti sang some forty performances over two months, and Pavarotti later credited Sutherland for the breathing technique that would sustain him over his career.
It was his performances of this role that would earn him the title of "King of the High Cs". This was recorded on a private label and widely distributed, as were various recordings of his I Capuleti e i Montecchi, usually with Aragall.
Early commercial recordings included a recital of Donizetti the aria from Don Sebastiano were particularly highly regarded and Verdi arias , as well as a complete L'elisir d'amore with Sutherland. He achieved a record seventeen curtain calls.
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Maria Stuarda, opera. Lucia di Lammermoor, opera. Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali Gaetano Donizetti. Pour me rapprocher de Marie Gaetano Donizetti. Linda di Chamounix, opera. Da quel di che t'incontrai Gaetano Donizetti. La favorita, opera. Una vergine, un'angel di Dio Gaetano Donizetti. Si, che un solo accento Gaetano Donizetti. Spirito gentil Gaetano Donizetti. Don Pasquale, opera. I Capuleti e i Montecchi, opera. Norma, opera. Meco all'altar di Venere Vincenzo Bellini. Me portegge, me difende Vincenzo Bellini.
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