Pavarotti's Death Gets Little Attention in Italy Despite the worldwide attention paid to the death of Luciano Pavarotti, his passing has received little attention in Italy. Many Italians saw the star as a buffoon, who sold out to commercialism. Meanwhile, preparations are under way for the burial of the tenor in his hometown of Modena.
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Pavarotti's Death Gets Little Attention in Italy

Pavarotti's Death Gets Little Attention in Italy

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Despite the worldwide attention paid to the death of Luciano Pavarotti, his passing has received little attention outside of his hometown in Italy.

Many Italians saw the star as a buffoon, who sold out to commercialism.

Meanwhile, preparations are under way for the burial of the tenor in his hometown of Modena.