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Pavarotti plans Three Tenors show
Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti is performing a series of concerts in China
Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti says he plans to play at least one more Three Tenors concert with Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo.

Pavarotti, who is currently on a 40-city farewell world tour, said the three singers would "make another concert or two" before he retired.

Pavarotti pulled out of a Three Tenors concert in Mexico in June on doctor's advice after contracting laryngitis.

The trio last performed together in the UK in the city of Bath in August 2003.

"I think we are going to make another concert or two with the other two tenors before I retire," he said.

Vocal health

Speaking before a concert in Hong Kong, Pavarotti said he would end his singing career with concerts next year in either Milan, London, Vienna or New York - one of the venues where he made his name during the early days of his career.

The singer said he had "a lot of things to do" in retirement, such as teaching and spending more time with his family, which includes his three-year-old daughter Alice.

Pavarotti, 70, refused to be drawn on whether his voice was deteriorating, saying he would leave it to his audience could judge his ability.

"Every fruit has its season, as we say in Italy," he said. "You have to decide when the voice was better and and if the qualities are still there."

The Three Tenors became a worldwide phenomenon with a series of concerts in the 1990s, selling millions of albums.


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