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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 September 2007, 10:08 GMT 11:08 UK
Global Pavarotti tributes planned
Luciano Pavarotti
Pavarotti: known for bringing opera to a wider audience
Italian opera star, Luciano Pavarotti, is to be remembered in a series of commemorations around the world.

The concerts and exhibitions begin on 6 October, a month after the tenor died from pancreatic cancer.

They will be held in more than 90 Italian cultural centres around the world, with footage of the singer provided by Italian state television.

Among the events are a series of screenings of Pavarotti's operas in New Delhi, India.

In a statement, the Italian foreign ministry said the aim of the tributes is "to bring the most important moments of Pavarotti's international career to the largest public audience possible".

The ministry announced that video clips of Pavarotti interviews will be shown at the Italian cultural institute in Lima, Peru and concerts will be shown in Hungary, Denmark and France.

Global audience

Pavarotti, who was 71, was known for bringing opera to the masses, particularly through his signature tune, Nessun Dorma, which became associated with the 1990 football World Cup.

His performances with Domingo and Jose Carerras at this time - in the Three Tenors concerts - were seen around the world.

Among the planned tributes are a commemorative evening organised by South Korea's National Opera, and a screening of Verdi's La Traviata in Uruguay.

A photographic exhibition will be held in New York, as well as a series of concerts to remember Pavarotti's career, in which he sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

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