Spa Orchestra celebrates muisc of Pavarotti

122328b   The Scarborough Spa Orchestra, beginning it's centenary year of concerts at the Spa, pictured with leader Paul Laidlaw, left,  in the Suncourt. Picture by Andrew Higgins       05/06/12
122328b The Scarborough Spa Orchestra, beginning it's centenary year of concerts at the Spa, pictured with leader Paul Laidlaw, left, in the Suncourt. Picture by Andrew Higgins 05/06/12
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In these days of instant celebrity, it’s hard to believe that one of the most famous people of the 20th century wasn’t a pop star, but an opera singer.

Luciano Pavarotti had been idolised in the world’s opera houses since the early 1970s, but the 1990 World Cup and Nessun Dorma made him a household name.

The Scarborough Spa Orchestra celebrates the life of Pavarotti on Thursday June 13 at 7.30pm when it tells The Pavarotti Story, illustrated by some of Big Lucy’s most famous songs sung by Jeffrey Stewart.

Jeff is an international tenor in his own right, and no stranger to Scarborough audiences from his regular appearances as one of our own Three Tenors every August in Peasholm Park.

Jeff and the Spa Orchestra recreate some of Pavarotti’s greatest hits, and Stephen Walker tells the story – from poverty to multi-million pound tax evasion.

Next Thursday June 20 the music of Johann Strauss will be celebated with vocal items from soprano Debra 
Morley.