Breakthrough in London and New York - 1965-1972
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Luciano Pavarotti - 15 facts you never knew about the great tenor
5. Breakthrough in London and New York - 1965-1972
His first appearance in Donizetti's La fille du régiment took place at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on 2 June 1965. It was his performances of this role that would earn him the title of "King of the High Cs". Seven years later at the New York Met he drove the crowd into a frenzy with his nine effortless high Cs in the opera's signature aria. He achieved a record 17 curtain calls. Click below to hear Pavarotti's effortless high notes.