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Pavarotti never lost his firm grip on the spotlight

With his powerful voice and charismatic personality, Luciano Pavarotti introduced legions of listeners to the art of opera. With his powerful voice and charismatic personality, Luciano Pavarotti introduced legions of listeners to the art of opera. (Vic DeLucia/the new york times/file 1984)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / September 7, 2007

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The opera world lost one of its most widely loved tenors yesterday with the death of Luciano Pavarotti at age 71 from pancreatic cancer. In his prime in the 1970s, Pavarotti had a voice as unique as a fingerprint, with the strength to sail through any orchestra and enough sheer electricity to power a small town. Behind it stood a ... (Full article: 768 words)

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