Published: 14:58, 02 February 2009
Audiences in Westgate can enjoy a star-studded tribute concert to Luciano Pavarotti, held in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, at the Carlton cinema on Wednesday, February 4.
The Pavarotti Tribute concert, devised by the late Italian tenor’s wife and organised by promoter Harvey Goldsmith, brought together stars from the classical and popular worlds on what would have been Pavarotti’s 73rd birthday in October 2008, to perform in front of a glittering crowd of musicians, celebrities and royalty at the world heritage site.
Against a breathtaking natural amphitheatre, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras sang together for the first time since Pavarotti’s death heralded the end of the Three Tenors.
Andrea Boccelli performed from Tosca, and was joined by others to sing from Puccini’s La Boheme; whilst Sting performed La Ci Darem from Don Giovanni with opera star Angela Gheorghiu. U2 frontman Bono gave a tribute message to the master.
Other performers included Andrea Griminelli, Zucchero, Jovanotti, Laura Pausini, all supported by the Prague Philharmonia Orchestra.
The concert was captured on camera and More2Screen is behind the 90-minute edited version in high definition and surround sound.
Christine Costello, managing director of More2Screen, said: “The Pavarotti Tribute concert was a unique and unprecedented celebration of a much-loved musical legend, and we are delighted to be able to bring the magic of this spectacular evening to a wider audience.”
The Pavarotti Tribute concert was a charitable event to raise funds for UNHCR and WFP.
To make a donation to the charity and to find out more visit https://donate.thepavarottitribute.com/