Pavarotti honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – Reuters
“It is a huge honor to represent my father on this momentous occasion. I wish I could express how much I wish he were here. that he traced and to the many emotions given and received, I still feel dizzy. In my name, my sisters Lorenza, Giuliana, Alice, in the name of Nicoletta Mantovani and my daughter Caterina, who is here with me today. today, thank you”. These are the words of Cristina Pavarotti in front of the star just placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame which bears the name of her father, the great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who died in 2007 at the age of 71 years old.
Also present at the laying ceremony at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard to pay tribute to the tenor was the Los Angeles Opera’s musical director, American conductor James Conlon, who had a long professional and personal relationship with the artist and recalled that “his superstardom extended across the world, far beyond the confines of opera.” On his way to becoming an internationally recognized personality, he broke new ground in a pioneering way”.
On this occasion, the City of Los Angeles and Council Member Joe Buscaino – LA 15th Council District presented the prestigious official recognition “City Resolution”, celebrating the memory of Luciano Pavarotti for his artistic, philanthropic and humanitarian merits.
Throughout his incredible artistic career which has seen him roam the stages of the world for 43 years, Luciano Pavarotti, through his voice and his art, has made opera discover and love by connecting it to a wide and transversal audience. He has received countless recognitions as well as national and international awards, including Knight of the Grand Cross of the Italian Republic. For his great dedication to humanitarian causes, the tenor received – to name a few – the International Red Cross Award for Service to Humanity, the Nansen Refugee Award and he was named ” United Nations Messenger of Peace”.
This star once again underlines the international value of Italian opera, which has been nominated to enter, in 2023, the list of intangible cultural heritage protected by UNESCO.