Opera Star Remembered for Musical Versatility Opera star Luciano Pavarotti is dead, but he leaves behind a legacy of beautiful music. He was the most famous opera singer in the world, but he also enjoyed collaborating with rock and R&B stars such as Bono, James Brown and Sting.
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Opera Star Remembered for Musical Versatility

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Opera Star Remembered for Musical Versatility

Opera Star Remembered for Musical Versatility

Opera Star Remembered for Musical Versatility

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Luciano Pavarotti in concert on his farewell tour in Beijing in 2005. Getty Images hide caption

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Luciano Pavarotti in concert on his farewell tour in Beijing in 2005.

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Tenor Luciano Pavarotti died Thursday morning in Italy.

Though he was known as an opera singer, he was also known for some very unusual performances. He enjoyed collaborating with rock and R&B stars, such as Bono, James Brown and Sting.

We hear audio clips of some of those lesser-known performances.