"La Donna e Mobile" from Verdi's 'Rigoletto'
"Una Furtiva Lagrima" from Donizetti's 'L'Elisir d'Amore'
"Di Quella Pira" from Verdi's 'Il Trovatore'
"Celeste Aida" from Verdi's 'Aida'
"Che Gelida Manina" from Puccini's 'La Boheme'
"Vesti la Giubba" from Leoncavallo's 'I Pagliacci'
"Cielo e Mar" from Ponchielli's 'La Giocanda'
"Sonnambula" from Bellini's 'La Sonnambula' (with Joan Sutherland)
Luciano Pavarotti's former manager, Herbert Breslin, and classical music critic Anne Midgette have written The King and I, a biography of the legendary tenor. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the authors about Pavarotti's life and music.
Detail from the book cover of 'The King & I' by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette.
Now 69, Pavarotti has said he will retire within the next year. He has plans to teach voice in his hometown of Modena, Italy.