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King of the C

Rossini thought it sounded "like the squawk of a capon whose throat is being cut." John Ruskin used somewhat more elegant phrases: "Of bestial howling, and...

Luciano Pavarotti Dies at 71

Luciano Pavarotti, the bearded opera legend, died early Thursday after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. With his noted girth and cheeky duets with pop...

A Last Honor for Pavarotti?

The announcement of a special Italian government prize for Luciano Pavarotti is the clearest sign to date that the ailing opera legend is indeed fighting for his...

Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages

Audience members at the Metropolitan Opera looked at one another in amazement. Did we just hear what we thought we heard? Onstage, the strapping young Italian...

Retire? The Voice Will Tell

As befits a man whose oversized talent and matching girth have made him a familiar figure beyond the world of opera, legendary lyric tenor Luciano Pavarotti does...

Opera's Golden Tenor

Don't you know that the tenor is a being apart ...? He is not a denizen of this world, he is a world in himself. —Hector Berlioz It was 1969. At the...

Music: Privacy, Pavarotti Style

Luciano Pavarotti's annual retreat to his native region is what all vacations should be: a spiritual refreshment. The tenor spends a month with his family in a...

Joan Sutherland

We first sang together almost 50 years ago, both making our New York City debuts in Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda. I remember sitting next to her and realizing...

The Diners' Port of Call

Faro A Place at The Top Table The most sought after seat on the Algarve is at Restaurant Gigi, on the beach near the posh Quinta do Lago hotel and golf...

Faro

The Euro 2004 tournament will be played in eight great Portuguese cities. Here's a guide to some of their delights: The most-sought-after seat on the Algarve...

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