Pavarotti musical set for London premiere

A new musical about the life of opera singer Luciano Pavarotti is set to premiere in London in 2023.

According to Baz Bamigboye, Pavarotti’s widow, Nicoletta Mantovani, their daughter Alice, and the Pavarotti estate have granted the rights to his story to UK production company Scenario Two, two-time Grammy Award-winner Jacob Collier, director Michael Gracey to create the show.

Apparently the creators have developed a new software programme designed to isolate Pavarotti’s voice from recordings of his performances, leaving just him singing a variety of arias, with no instrumental backing.

The show’s plot will follow a fictionalised version of Pavarotti’s daughter. who will tell his story through actual correspondence from his most devoted fans. Each letter will correspond with an aria or song sung by the late opera legend.

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