Luciano Pavarotti, born in Modena on the 12th October, 1935, revealed his vocal talent at a very early age, passing hours in front of the record player and ransacking his father’s record collection, an amateur tenor.
In his teens he continued his vocal training with Maestro Arrigo Pola and then with Maestro Ettore Campogalliani, with whom he perfected his phrasing and concentration. According to Pavarotti, these were his only and most esteemed teachers. 1961, the year in which Pavarotti won the international competition “Achille Peri”, was the real start of his singing career and on the 26th April, 1961, he made his début in the Teatro Municipale in Reggio Emilia with La Bohème by Puccini.
His career went from strength to strength with outstanding successes and interpretations and standing ovations on all the world stages, making Pavarotti one of the greatest tenors of the century.
Title: 75th Anniversary of the birth of Luciano Pavarotti
Date of Issue: 5 October 2010
Country: San Marino
Denominations: € 2,20