Working with Pavarotti: demands, differences & riveting results


Recording Pavarotti in Otello meant balancing his very specific views with Sir Georg Solti’s often completely opposing ones, recalls producer Michael Haas – but the results were well worth it

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Luciano Pavarotti, Sir Georg Solti and Leo Nucci: the artists behind Decca’s high-profile Otello (photo: Decca / Jim Steere)
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Luciano Pavarotti, Sir Georg Solti and Leo Nucci: the artists behind Decca’s high-profile Otello (photo: Decca / Jim Steere)

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