SIRIUS Satellite Radio's Metropolitan Opera Radio Pays Tribute to Opera Legend Luciano Pavarotti
Exclusive Metropolitan Opera Radio channel on SIRIUS to feature Pavarotti performances for eight consecutive nights
NEW YORK, Sept 06, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --
SIRIUS Satellite Radio's (Nasdaq: SIRI) Metropolitan Opera Radio channel will pay tribute to opera legend Luciano Pavarotti with eight consecutive nights of some of his great performances from his long and illustrious career at the Met. The tribute will begin tonight at 9 pm ET on channel 85 and continue through Sept. 13.
Pavarotti, who helped bring opera to the masses, was considered to be the greatest tenor of his time. Born in Modena, Italy, the son of a baker, Pavarotti made his performing debut in 1961 as Rodolfo in La Boheme at the opera house in Riggio Emilia. Two years later, he would revisit this part for his debut at the Metropolitan Opera on November 23, 1963. Luciano Pavarotti died earlier today at the age of 71 at his home in Modena.
SIRIUS' Metropolitan Opera Radio Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti schedule is as follows:
Thursday September 6 at 9 pm ET Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment (Jan. 6, 1973) Richard Bonynge; Joan Sutherland, Regina Resnik, Luciano Pavarotti, Fernando Corena Friday September 7 at 9 pm ET Verdi: Il Trovatore (Jan. 21, 1989) James Levine; Aprile Millo, Fiorenza Cossotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, Paul Plishka Saturday September 8 at 9 pm ET Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (Apr. 29, 1989) Marcello Panni; Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Gino Quilico, Paul Plishka Sunday September 9 at 9 pm ET Puccini: Tosca (Apr. 1, 1995) Daniel Oren; Elizabeth Holleque, Luciano Pavarotti, Juan Pons Monday September 10 at 9 pm ET Verdi: Rigoletto (February 10, 1973) James Levine; Reri Grist, Joann Grillo, Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, John Macurdy Tuesday September 11 at 9 pm ET Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (Jan. 26, 1997) James Levine; Deborah Voigt, Young-Ok Shin, Barbara Dever, Luciano Pavarotti, Juan Pons Wednesday September 12 at 9 pm ET Verdi: Luisa Miller (Jan. 23, 1982) Nello Santi; Katia Ricciarelli, Bianca Berini, Luciano Pavarotti, Leo Nucci, Paul Plishka, John Cheek Thursday September 13 at 9 pm ET Bellini: I Puritani (Mar. 13, 1976) [Met Opera Radio debut] Richard Bonynge; Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, James Morris
The Metropolitan Opera Radio channel debuted exclusively on SIRIUS at the beginning of the 2006-07 season. The channel broadcasts up to four live Metropolitan Opera performances each week throughout the Met's entire season, in addition to dozens of archival performances from throughout the Met's 75- year history.
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