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Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award for Pavarotti

The legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti will receive a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the Classic BRIT Awards this year. The announcement comes six years after the tenor agreed to collect this award in person, but sadly died before the event. Nicoletta Mantovani-Pavarotti, the singer’s widow said: “It is wonderful that the music industry is honouring Luciano in this way, particularly at a time when we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first recording. It is beautiful that the Classic BRIT Awards are helping to keep his memory alive through honoring him in this way”. She will be collecting his award at the ceremony,  the ceremony will feature a performance from Maltese singing sensation Joseph Calleja, performing ‘Caruso’ as a tribute to Pavarotti. Audiences can also expect a world premiere performance from Gareth Malone and his Voices choir, as well as double nominee Nicola Benedetti who’ll be playing an exclusive duet with pianist Lang Lang.