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ROBERT SMITH, host:

And Madeleine, since we just have a couple of minutes left in the program, let's keep the applause going with another hit from Pavarotti.

MADELEINE BRAND, host:

Here he is in 1982 singing Puccini at London's Royal Albert Hall.

(Soundbite of Puccini's "Tosca")

Mr. LUCIANO PAVAROTTI (Opera Singer): (Singing in Italian)

(Soundbite of applause)

SMITH: Luciano Pavarotti performing an aria from Puccini's "Tosca." Pavarotti died earlier today. He was 71. You can see the great tenor in action and hear more of his famous recordings on our Web site npr.org.

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I'm Robert Smith.

BRAND: And I'm Madeleine Brand.

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