Top music stars pay tribute to Pavarotti

Top music stars pay tribute to Pavarotti

Some of the world’s biggest classical and pop music stars are performing a private benefit concert in the ancient red-rock city of Petra in Jordan to honour the late Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, with proceeds going to aid Afghan refugees.

Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli and Sting were among the headliners paying tribute to the opera legend as part of a series of concerts and exhibits marking the first anniversary of his death in September 2007.

Other events have been staged in New York, Rome and Paris.

Jordan’s Princess Haya, a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and Pavarotti’s widow, Nicoletta Mantovani, helped organise tonight’s concert.

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