Recently, the 10 year anniversary of Luciano Pavarotti’s death was celebrated around the world. A literally huge figure in the fields of opera, musicals, classical performance, and even pop music, he remains one of the most successful tenors of all time.
But our favourite tribute comes from Decostruttori Postmodernisti, a group of Italian musicians who run a popular Youtube channel. Watch it above. It’s cheeky.
Subbing in a theremin for Pavarotti’s lead vocal, they perform a rendition of Nessun Dorma, a song originally from Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot but popularised by Pavarotti.
If the theremin was Pavarotti: watch an amazing tribute to late operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti, performed by Decostruttori Postmodernisti.
Here’s what the musicians had to say about the piece (translated from Italian):
Being Italian, it is our precise and hugely pleasant duty to honour those Italians who were able to make the world a better place by creating immortal artworks and unforgettable emotions.
Among those there is the biggest of the big, Luciano Pavarotti, that we want to celebrate – 10 years after his untimely passing – with a video as irreverent as full of love for a man that keeps sending chills down the spines of us Opera enthusiasts.