Meeting Pavarotti in the City of Love – Verona, Italy

In August 1990, I travelled to the city of romance – Verona, Italy –  as part of the New Zealand contingent for the World Festival Choir.  It was my first ever visit to Europe and the start of a long love affair with Italy, Europe, and Pavarotti. Singers had been selected from around the world to sing Verdi’s Requiem at the Arena di Verona with Pavarotti, in a performance to raise funds for United Nations refugees. More than fifty thousand dollars was raised from the concert, which was attended by Princess Diana and the King and Queen of Spain. The performance also[…]