Pavarotti to sing Hi-C at farewell concert in Beijing
Updated: 2005-12-09 16:22
A press conference was held on Thursday in Beijing as a warm-up to the farewell concert.
The concert in Beijing, following the one in Shanghai, will complete his Worldwide Farewell Celebration Tour in China.
Born in an ordinary family in 1935, Pavarotti showed his gift ever since he was a child. In 1955, he went to receive professional training on vocality, and scored his first prize in 1961. In 1972, he was entitled "King of Hi-C" for his marvelous talent in singing with high tone.
According to the organizers of the Beijing performance, 80 percent of the tickets have been sold. Ticket sale of the concert is expected to hit the record of a single performance at the Beijing Capital Gymnasium.
In 2001, Pavarotti joined hands with other two top tenors Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras to stage a performance in the Forbidden City to support Beijing's bidding for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Some 20 years ago, Pavarotti paid his first visit to China and offered Chinese audience with Bohemian for the first time.