Tenor Luciano Pavarotti has married his former personal assistant Nicoletta Mantovani in a ceremony in Italy.
The wedding has obsessed the Italian press for weeks
Pavarotti, 68, wed Ms Mantovani, 33, at a theatre in his home town of Modena with many celebrity friends looking on.
A banquet for 600 guests, including Sting, Bono and Donatella Versace is being held in a nearby park.
Pavarotti and Ms Mantovani fell in love after she began working for the singer when she was a student in 1994 and he was married with three adult children.
Their relationship became public two years later when they were pictured kissing on holiday, and Pavarotti separated from his wife of 35 years, Adua Veroni.
The wedding, which has obsessed the Italian press for weeks, was officially hosted by the couple's 11-month-old daughter Alice.
Both mother and daughter wore pale pink Armani dresses.
Crowds of local residents watched the bride arrive in a limousine decorated with pink flowers.
Pavarotti appeared nervous as he entered the theatre, wearing his trademark Panama hat. But his bride appeared more relaxed and waved to the crowd.
Among those expected to attend the wedding were Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras who teamed up with Pavarotti for his Three Tenors concert.
Pavarotti has said he will retire when he reaches 70, in 2005
Another tenor, Andrea Bocelli performed the Ave Maria during the civil ceremony.
The couple have asked guests to make donations to selected charities instead of giving gifts.
Alice had a twin brother who died in the womb. Ms Mantovani had an emergency Caesarean operation in January, in the 31st week of her pregnancy, after it was discovered there was a lack of oxygen reaching the baby boy.
Pavarotti became a grandfather in April 2002. Credited with bringing opera to a wider audience, the tenor has indicated he will retire from performing and become a teacher on his 70th birthday in October 2005.
Pavarotti's ex-wife was also his business partner. His new wife, has been credited with helping to relaunch his career after a difficult hip operation.