Italian soprano Desirée Rancatore has been awarded the 2015 Pavarotti d'Oro prize, bestowed each year in the city of Correggio (Italy), whose Teatro Comunale Bonifacio Asioli was re-opened by the tenor in 2002. On the first anniversary of the singer's death, which took place in September 2007, the city, which neighbours Pavarotti's home city Modena, instituted the Premio Pavarotti d'Oro ('Golden Pavarotti Prize') in homage to the singer. The prize, kindly supported by Pavarotti's family, is bestowed every year on artists with distinguished careers in the music world.
Rancatore is being added to the list of international stars who have already won the Pavarotti d'Oro. Outstanding among these are Leo Nucci, José Carreras, Andrea Bocelli, Mirella Freni, Raina Kabaivanska, Saimir Pirgu, Daniela Dessì and Fabio Armiliato.
The award ceremony will take place on 4 October 2015 at the Benefico Omaggio Luciano Pavarotti Charity Opera Concert at the Teatro Comunale Bonifacio Asioli in Correggio; Rancatore will perform alongside the legendary Leo Nucci as well as promising newcomers Jenish Ysmanov and Cinzia Chiarini.
Posted: 31 May 2015
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