Luciano Pavarotti Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

By Francisco Salazar

On August 24, Luciano Pavarotti received a posthumous Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The ceremony saw Cristina Pavarotti and her sisters in attendance as well as the famed tenor’s widow and grandchildren.

Upon receiving the star Cristina Pavarotti said, “It is a tremendous honor to represent my father on this momentous occasion. I wish I could express how much I’d love for him to be here. If I just think back to him, to all he achieved, at the trails he blazed, and at the many emotions given and received, I still feel dizzy. On behalf of myself, my sisters Lorenza, Giuliana, Alice, on behalf of Nicoletta Mantovani and of my daughter Caterina, who’s here with me today, thank you.”

LA Opera Music Director James Conlon was also attendance and the conductor recalled his experiences working with Pavarotti stating, “His superstardom extended through the globe, far beyond the confines of the opera house. On his way to becoming an internationally recognized personality, he stepped out of the box in a pioneering way.”

Other prominent figures who were present included tenor Saimir Pirgu and the City of Los Angeles and Councilmember Joe Buscaino – LA 15th Council District, who presented the prestigious official recognition “City Resolution,” celebrating the memory of Luciano Pavarotti for his artistic, philanthropic, and humanitarian merits.

The Star opened a series of celebrations going under the title “Luciano Pavarotti, the Star” offered to the Californian metropolis on August 24 and 25, produced and organized by Cinzia Salvioli’s Italian film production house Albedo Production together with Paolo Rossi Pisu’s Genoma Films and Silvia Bizio, Anna Manunza and Cecilia Miniucchi.