Iconic tenor Luciano Pavarotti will receive a star on Hollywood’s famed Walk of Fame.
Per several reports, the famed tenor will receive the posthumous honor in 2021.
In 1982, the tenor appeared in the film “Yes, Giorgio” alongside Kathryn Harrold. The film, about a famed opera singer who loses his voice during an American tour, was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, the man who helped such films as “Planet of the Apes,” “Patton,” and “Papillon.”
This was Pavarotti’s lone stint in a Hollywood production, though the tenor would perform at the Oscar ceremony on several occasions.
In a press release, Rossi Pisu from the agency AdnKronos said, “While walking the walk of fame with my friend Anna Manunza, we realized that with all those that had received a star on the Walk of Fame, Luciano Pavarotti was missing. We immediately contacted Cinizia Salvioli, who knows Lorenza and Cristina Pavarotti. Cinizia asked Genoma Films if they could advance his candidacy and they immediately said yes.”
Pavarotti’s career was recently memorialized in a documentary directed by Ron Howard. Of the film, OperaWire noted, “The documentary does reveal a lot of new footage and those who know Pavarotti inside and out will get a chance to simply enjoy revisiting his life, with some new glimpses. Those who don’t will get a chance to dig deeper into the life of one of the most iconic artists of the last century.”