Pavarotti upon receiving the Kennedy Center Honors, 2001
Sutherland in 1975
Luciano Pavarotti in 1972
Sutherland in 1962
With Joan Sutherland in I puritani (1976)
Joan Sutherland in 1990
From left: journalist Vincenzo Mollica, Pavarotti, Lucio Dalla and Zucchero on the first edition of Pavarotti & Friends (1992)
Elton John and Pavarotti in Modena, 1996
Luciano Pavarotti performing on 15 June 2002 at a concert in the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille
Pavarotti and family, N.Y.C., 1979–1983. Clockwise from top: Luciano Pavarotti, daughters Cristina and Lorenza Pavarotti, wife Adua Veroni, daughter Giuliana Pavarotti.
Pavarotti performing at the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Statue of Pavarotti in Eilat IMAX
Grave of Luciano Pavarotti and his family in Montale Rangone
Pavarotti embraces Karen Kondazian on the set of Yes, Giorgio
Handprint of Luciano Pavarotti in front of the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Accompanying her was a young tenor named Luciano Pavarotti.

- Joan Sutherland

An early coup involved his connection with Joan Sutherland (and her conductor husband, Richard Bonynge), who in 1963 was seeking a tenor taller than herself to take along on her 1965 tour to Australia.

- Luciano Pavarotti
Pavarotti upon receiving the Kennedy Center Honors, 2001

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Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center

Metropolitan Opera

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American opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, currently situated on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

American opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, currently situated on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center
Giulio Gatti-Casazza
Gatti-Casazza's last week at the Met (March 22–29, 1935)
Artur Bodanzky at the Metropolitan Opera in 1915
Otto Hermann Kahn in Berlin, 1931
Metropolitan Opera House in 1905
The new Met Opera House
Staircase

Other celebrated singers who debuted at the Met during Bing's tenure include: Roberta Peters, Victoria de los Ángeles, Renata Tebaldi, Maria Callas, who had a bitter falling out with Bing over repertoire,, Birgit Nilsson, Joan Sutherland, Régine Crespin, Mirella Freni, Renata Scotto, Montserrat Caballé, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Anna Moffo, James McCracken, Carlo Bergonzi, Franco Corelli, Alfredo Kraus, Plácido Domingo, Nicolai Gedda, Luciano Pavarotti, Jon Vickers, Tito Gobbi, Sherrill Milnes, and Cesare Siepi.

Domingo in June 2019

Plácido Domingo

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Spanish opera singer, conductor and arts administrator.

Spanish opera singer, conductor and arts administrator.

Domingo in June 2019
Seventeen-year-old Plácido Domingo as the tenor Rafael the bullfighter in El gato montés with Rosa Maria Montes (Mexico City, 1958)
Domingo made his debut in Verdi's Otello at Bellas Artes in the comprimario rôle of Cassio in 1962
Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, where Domingo began his operatic career
Domingo in Argentina (1979)
Backstage at the Washington National Opera after the opening night of Idomeneo on 3 November 2002
Domingo with American opera singer Stacey Robinson in 1994
Domingo singing at a concert at the Obelisco in Buenos Aires in 2011
Domingo as the president of Europa Nostra at the organization's awards ceremony in 2014
Domingo (center right) as the baritone in Il trovatore at the 2014 Salzburg Festival with Francesco Meli (far left, with sword)
Domingo's father, Plácido Domingo Ferrer (right), with composer Federico Moreno Torroba in Madrid, 1946
Domingo with his wife
Domingo has recorded many compositions by his singer-songwriter son, Plácido Domingo Jr. (pictured here in a publicity photo)
Domingo at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009
At the Washington National Opera on 14 April 2007 after a performance of Die Walküre, his most frequently performed German opera
Placido Domingo at a Concert.
Domingo with young Operalia singers, Budapest, 2016

In 1990, he began singing with fellow tenors Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as part of The Three Tenors.

Later the same year, he made his debut in the United States with the Dallas Civic Opera, where he sang the role of Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor opposite Joan Sutherland in the title role and Ettore Bastianini as Enrico.

Marilyn Horne

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American mezzo-soprano opera singer.

American mezzo-soprano opera singer.

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Beniamino Prior as Wilhelm Meister and Marilyn Horne as the titular Mignon, Edmonton Opera, 1978.
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For many years, Horne was associated with the Australian soprano Dame Joan Sutherland in their performances of the bel canto repertoire.

Verdi: Requiem (Sutherland, Horne, Pavarotti, Talvela; Georg Solti, 1967) Decca

Euphrasie Borghèse as Marie and François-Louis Henry as Sulpice in the premiere

La fille du régiment

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Opéra comique in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti, set to a French libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard.

Opéra comique in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti, set to a French libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard.

Euphrasie Borghèse as Marie and François-Louis Henry as Sulpice in the premiere
Mécène Marié de l'Isle sang Tonio.
Marie–Julie Halligner sang The Marquise of Berkenfield.
1910 poster for the opera by Emile Finot
Final curtain call of the Metropolitan Opera's performance of 24 December 2011 with (l to r) Lawrence Brownlee (Tonio), Nino Machaidze (Marie), and Ann Murray (Marquise)

It was revived at the Royal Opera, London, in 1966 for Joan Sutherland.

Luciano Pavarotti broke through to stardom via his 1972 performance alongside Joan Sutherland at the Met, when he "leapt over the 'Becher's Brook' of the string of high Cs with an aplomb that left everyone gasping."

Zeffirelli in 2008

Franco Zeffirelli

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Italian director and producer of operas, films and television.

Italian director and producer of operas, films and television.

Zeffirelli in 2008
Zeffirelli with Olivia Hussey while filming Romeo and Juliet in 1967

Zeffirelli also collaborated with Joan Sutherland, designing and directing her performances of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in 1959.

Don Carlo with Luciano Pavarotti and Daniela Dessì (live La Scala – stage director)

Logotype symbolizing "a spectrum of many skills within the performing arts"

Kennedy Center Honors

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The Kennedy Center Honors are annual honors given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.

The Kennedy Center Honors are annual honors given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.

Logotype symbolizing "a spectrum of many skills within the performing arts"
The 2006 honorees at the Kennedy Center on December 6, 2006, with President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush; from left, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Steven Spielberg, Dolly Parton, Zubin Mehta, Smokey Robinson, Vice President Dick Cheney and Second lady
 Lynne Cheney
2005 Kennedy Center Honorees Julie Harris, Robert Redford, Tina Turner, Suzanne Farrell and Tony Bennett with President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, in the Blue Room at the White House, December 4, 2005.
The surviving members of Led Zeppelin were honored in 2012 and are pictured here with President Barack Obama.
President Joe Biden giving a speech to the 2021 honorees Justino Díaz, Berry Gordy, Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler, and Joni Mitchell.
Kennedy Center honorees 2009 Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro, and Bruce Springsteen, with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the Blue Room, White House, December 6, 2009.
The 2019 honorees Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt and Sesame Street with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

2001 – Julie Andrews, Van Cliburn, Quincy Jones, Jack Nicholson, and Luciano Pavarotti

2004 – Warren Beatty, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Elton John, Joan Sutherland, and John Williams

Fanny Tacchinardi Persiani as Lucia in the London premiere in 1838

Lucia di Lammermoor

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Dramma tragico in three acts by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti.

Dramma tragico in three acts by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti.

Fanny Tacchinardi Persiani as Lucia in the London premiere in 1838
Disegno per copertina di libretto, drawing for Lucia di Lammermoor (1954).
Lammermuir Hills, Scotland
Set design for act 3, scene 3 by Francesco Bagnara, circa 1844 (Civica Raccolta Stampe Bertarelli Milan)
A caricature of the "Lucia Sextet", circa 1900 (Civica Raccolta Stampe Bertarelli Milan)

After World War II, a number of sopranos were instrumental in giving new life to the opera, including Maria Callas (with performances from 1954 at La Scala and Berlin in 1955 under Herbert von Karajan) and Dame Joan Sutherland (with 1959 and 1960 performances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden).

Joan Sutherland, who was particularly noted for performances as Lucia, has also been recorded in the role several times including a 1971 Decca Records recording conducted by Richard Bonynge with Luciano Pavarotti as Edgardo.

Decca Records

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British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis.

British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis.

Original 1929 Decca release of Sea Drift by Delius, first published recording of the work, but deleted by 1936
Decca logo used on classical music releases
Decca Gold logo used for classical music released from the USA
Short-lived Decca Records country music label logo

In the wake of Decca's lead, artists such as Herbert von Karajan, Joan Sutherland and later Luciano Pavarotti were keen to join the label's roster.

Giacomo Aragall (left)

Giacomo Aragall

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Spanish operatic tenor.

Spanish operatic tenor.

Giacomo Aragall (left)

In 1966, Aragall sang Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi at La Scala with Renata Scotto and Luciano Pavarotti.

In 1974, Aragall featured in Massenet's Esclarmonde with Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge in San Francisco and resumed his role singing Rodolfo in Covent Garden in 1979.

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The Metropolitan Opera Centennial Gala

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Televised concert, lasting more than eight hours, that New York City's Metropolitan Opera staged on 22 October 1983 to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of its first performance.

Televised concert, lasting more than eight hours, that New York City's Metropolitan Opera staged on 22 October 1983 to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of its first performance.

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Kathleen Battle
Sesto Bruscantini
Renato Bruson
Grace Bumbry
Montserrat Caballé
José Carreras
Plácido Domingo
Mirella Freni
Nicolai Gedda
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Marilyn Horne
Kiri Te Kanawa
Alfredo Kraus
Catherine Malfitano
James McCracken
Edda Moser
Robert Nagy
Birgit Nilsson
Luciano Pavarotti
Roberta Peters
Leontyne Price
Ruggero Raimondi
Katia Ricciarelli
Elisabeth Söderström
Frederica von Stade
Joan Sutherland
Leonard Bernstein
James Levine

8 (8:27) "Bel raggio lusinghier", with Joan Sutherland (Semiramide), conducted by Richard Bonynge

13 (10:37) "Teco io sto" – "Gran dio!", with Luciano Pavarotti (Riccardo) and Leontyne Price (Amelia), conducted by James Levine