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'King' Pavarotti Subject of a New Biography

Detail from the book cover of 'The King & I' by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette.
Detail from the book cover of 'The King & I' by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette.

Luciano Pavarotti's former manager, Herbert Breslin, and classical music critic Anne Midgette have written The King and I, a biography of the legendary tenor. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the authors about Pavarotti's life and music.

Now 69, Pavarotti has said he will retire within the next year. He has plans to teach voice in his hometown of Modena, Italy.

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As NPR's senior national correspondent, Linda Wertheimer travels the country and the globe for NPR News, bringing her unique insights and wealth of experience to bear on the day's top news stories.