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Luciano Pavarotti - 15 facts you never knew about the great tenor
In 1955, Pavarotti experienced his first singing success when he was a member of the Corale Rossini, a male voice choir from Modena that also included his father, winning first prize at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen. He later said that this was the most important experience of his life, and that it inspired him to become a professional singer.