Flashback Friday: Luciano Pavarotti

  • Posted on 21st February 2014
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Luciano Pavarotti - Frank Erwin Center - February 7, 1999

Many music legends have performed here in the live music capital of the world, but 15 years ago the Frank Erwin Center brought a legend Austin had never seen before. On Feb. 7, 1999 the world-renowned Italian tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, filled the Erwin Center with his rich and melodious voice. Pavarotti began his career travelling internationally with his father participating in singing competitions and performing at theaters, which led to his aspirations of becoming a professional singer.

Luciano Pavarotti - Frank Erwin Center - February 7, 1999

Luciano Pavarotti and Frank Erwin Center Associate Director Jimmy Earl

Throughout his professional career, Pavarotti performed for crowds as large as 300,000 at the world’s most famous arenas including the Roman Amphitheatre in Orange, France, London’s Wembley Stadium and New York’s Madison Square Garden, just to name a few. As an international superstar Pavarotti received a vast number of awards, including multiple Emmys, the 1998 Grammy Legend Award, Kennedy Center Honors Awards by G.W. Bush and the Eisenhower Medallion. Pavarotti charmed the world with massive contributions and talent, and the Erwin Center was fortunate enough to host him when he visited Austin. The Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra accompanied Pavarotti on stage for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Were you here that day? Share your experience in the comments!


Luciano Pavarotti - Frank Erwin Center - February 7, 1999

Luciano Pavarotti and Soprano Cynthia Lawrence

 

Luciano Pavarotti - Frank Erwin Center - February 7, 1999

Luciano Pavarotti is presented with the flag that flew over the Texas State Capitol.

 

Luciano Pavarotti - Frank Erwin Center - February 7, 1999

Luciano Pavarotti is presented with an Honorary Texan title.

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  1. melissa g · December 6, 2016

    I was there. loved it.

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