The Story / The Story of Pavarotti
ln the summer of 1990 the world was gripped by football fever. The World Cup was taking place, and at the heart of this maelstrom of heightened emotion, High Art fused with Popular Culture as never before. In the UK, the BBC selected the aria "Nessun dorma" from Puccini's last opera, Turandot, as the theme music for its coverage. The version chosen was sung by Luciano Pavarotti and in the course of a few charged weeks a star became a superstar. Yet Pavarotti‘s transformation from hero of the operatic world to household name wasn't just confined to the UK.