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'King' Pavarotti Subject of a New Biography

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'King' Pavarotti Subject of a New Biography

'King' Pavarotti Subject of a New Biography

'King' Pavarotti Subject of a New Biography

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Pavarotti Arias

"La Donna e Mobile" from Verdi's 'Rigoletto'

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"Una Furtiva Lagrima" from Donizetti's 'L'Elisir d'Amore'

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"Di Quella Pira" from Verdi's 'Il Trovatore'

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"Celeste Aida" from Verdi's 'Aida'

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"Che Gelida Manina" from Puccini's 'La Boheme'

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"Vesti la Giubba" from Leoncavallo's 'I Pagliacci'

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"Cielo e Mar" from Ponchielli's 'La Giocanda'

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"Sonnambula" from Bellini's 'La Sonnambula' (with Joan Sutherland)

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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. hide caption

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Now 69, Pavarotti has said he will retire within the next year. He has plans to teach voice in his hometown of Modena, Italy.