Luciano Pavarotti studio photo with Autograph from 1996.
Luciano Pavarotti portrait photo (photo by Viennese studio Fayer), sigend with silver felt pen.
10 x 8 inches. Fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Luciano Pavarotti (1935 – 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor, who also crossed over into popular music. He was the most commercially successful tenor of all. He was one of "The Three Tenors" and became well known for his televised concerts and media appearances. Pavarotti was also noted for his charity work benefiting refugees, the Red Cross and other causes.
Celebrity beyond the world of opera came to Pavarotti at the 1990 World Cup in Italy with performances of Puccini's "Nessun dorma", sample from Turandot, and as one of The Three Tenors in their famed first concert held on the eve of the tournament's final match. He sang on that occasion with fellow star tenors Plácido Domingo and José Carreras.
His final performance in an opera was at the Metropolitan Opera in March 2004. Later that year, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) inducted him into its Italian American Hall of Fame in recognition of his lifetime of work. During a ceremony held at the Foundation's Anniversary Gala just four days after his 69th birthday, singer Faith Hill presented Pavarotti with a birthday cake and sang "Happy Birthday" to the opera legend.
Pavarotti died in 2007.