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Pavarotti in L’Elisir D’Amore – San Francisco 1969

Below are four photographs of the young (and beardless) Luciano Pavarotti as Nemorino in the 1969 production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore at the San Francisco Opera . The photos were kindly supplied by the eminent opera photographer Robert Cahen. The Dulcamara pictured with Pavarotti is the late bass Sesto Brusantini (1919-2003). Reri Grist (b 1932)…

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Pavarotti and Presley

For some time after the death of Luciano Pavarotti, I’ve been thinking about fame and reputation and how it often doesn’t conform to reality. The reaction to the great tenor’s death reminded me of the reactions to the deaths of Elvis Presley and Maria Callas both of which happened close together 30 years before Pavarotti’s…

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