The attraction of opera is in its scale, in the fact that it is larger than real life in actions and emotions, more magnificent in sound and in sight . And in the world of opera, no figure in our time loomed larger than the late Luciano Pavarotti. Especially in his triumphant collaborations with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, he captured the imagination of an audience breadth and depth is remarkable even in the grand context of classical opera.
Pavarotti joined with William Wright to update his autobiography, Pavarotti: My Story, originally published 15 years ago. Shared with millions of fans are both the fortunate and the regrettable events that marked his life: his forays into popular music, his performances in China, and the boos he endured at La Scala.
©1996 Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright; (P)2009 Phoenix