Luciano Pavarotti(1935-2007), Tenor
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Born in Modena in Northern Italy, Pavarotti won the international competition at the Teatro Reggio Emilia in 1961 and made his operatic debut there in the same year in the role of Rudolfo in La Bohème. His recordings have included joint performances with José Carreras and Plácido Domingo as 'The Three Tenors'. Their concert at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome on the eve of the 1990 FIFA World Cup final became the biggest selling classical record of all time. In the summer of 1991 Pavarotti gave an open air recital in London's Hyde Park to 150,000 fans. He performed there again in 2001 to raise money for the Prince's Trust charity.