The late Luciano Pavarotti was acclaimed as the greatest operatic tenor since Caruso. His recordings will continue to sell by the million, his concerts always sold out and his 'Nessun Dorma' is known and loved throughout the world. He brought opera into the lives of everyone.
Author Candido Bonvicini knew the great tenor and his first wife Adua from childhood and his illuminating portrait draws on conversations with Adua, Pavarotti's father and mother, his friends, his tutors, his operatic peers and Pavarotti himself.
My Friend Pavarotti traces Luciano's career from his early years as a struggling insurance salesman to his operatic conquests of Australia, America and China. Later sections include details of Pavarotti's triumphs at the Three Tenors Spectacular, the Football World Cup and in London's Hyde Park.