Luciano Pavarotti on Opera

The following is an excerpt from the foreword written by the legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti to The La Scala Encyclopedia of the Opera by Giorgio Bagnoli. Translated by Graham Fawcett.

"Opera means passion, excitement and love, but like all great emotional experiences, it calls for a deeper understanding and needs to be constantly cultivated and nurtured. This is why for some years now I have not concentrated exclusively on performing opera but also on making it more widely known as well as strengthening its roots by searching out new singing talent, setting up new music institutions and becoming involved in operatic events aimed to have widespread public appeal."

-Luciano Pavarotti

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