Editors' Notes The most charismatic Italian tenor of the modern era became a household name with the popularity of the Three Tenors project starting in 1990. Luciano Pavarotti crossed over into pop, singing unlikely duets with the likes of Lou Reed and Elton John, but his greatest vocal partners came from the opera world, where his rapport with childhood friend Mirella Freni or the great Joan Sutherland remains electrifying.

Otello, Act II: "Era la notte. Sì, pel ciel marmoreo giuro" (Live in Chicago/New York/1991)

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