Pavarotti to Sing at Opening Ceremony for Winter Olympics

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Pavarotti will sing at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics tomorrow in Turin, Italy, reports the Associated Press.

The 70-year-old Italian tenor is in the midst of a 40-city farewell concert tour, which shows no signs of nearing its end.

The ceremony will take place in the 35,000-capacity Stadio Communale in Turin and will be broadcast worldwide on television. It is slated to begin at 8 p.m. local time, and will last approximately two and a half hours.

In the United States, it can be seen on tape delay on NBC starting at 8 p.m. ET.

According to the AP, the ceremony will include futuristic performers on roller blades with flames shooting from the backs of their helmets. Marco Balich, who has produced concerts for Whitney Houston, U2 and Pink Floyd, is the creative force behind the ceremony.

Pavarotti is no stranger to sporting events; on the final weekend of the last four soccer World Cups he sang as part of the Three Tenors with Plšcido Domingo and Jos_ Carreras.

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