Pavarotti in final LV show

Jan 20, 2004 6:47 AM

In a landmark appearance, the world’s most popular tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, will begin his 2004 North American tour with an exclusive performance at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Saturday, February 28.

The appearance marks the first North American date of Pavarotti’s final worldwide tour.

"We are honored that the world’s greatest living tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, would choose The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to make his first performance of his North American farewell tour," said Caesars Palace President Mark Juliano. "The opportunity to spend an evening with Luciano Pavarotti in an intimate venue such as The Colosseum makes this performance a truly unique and special experience, one that our guests will never forget."

Pavarotti recently celebrated his 40th anniversary as an opera singer. A household name for most of his extraordinary career, the tenor’s impact on the world of music has been enormous. Broadening the horizons of classical music and bringing untold numbers of new fans to his art, his thrilling voice and unique personality have touched countless people throughout the world.

Pavarotti will be accompanied by a 66-piece orchestra conducted by Maestro Leone Magiera. The program will include Pavarotti’s much-loved and most popular repertoire and will feature a special guest soprano.

Tickets for this engagement went on sale last week, with prices ranging from $125 to $800 (plus applicable handling charges).

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is home to "A New Day..." featuring Celine Dion, and it has also hosted such stars as Jerry Seinfeld, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, and Tim McGraw since opening in 2003.

Beginning February 13, Elton John will perform at The Colosseum in an exclusive engagement scheduled for a minimum of 25 performances a year for the next three years.