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Pavarotti to release new album posthumously

The first record made by opera singer Luciano Pavarotti is being released to mark the 50th anniversary of his debut on British television.

The recording of an aria from Puccini's La Boheme was kept in his personal archive for 50 years before being discovered by his widow Nicoletta Mantovani.

Luciano Pavarotti
The late Luciano Pavarotti Credit: PA

She praised the record company behind the album, Decca Records, for “keeping Luciano’s memory alive in this way" and called the upcoming anniversary of his debut on British television "momentous”.

The album will be released in October.

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London film studios saved by new owner

The outside of Twickenham Film Studios in St. Margarets
Twickenham Film Studios is a film studio located in St. Margarets Credit: Jim Linwood/flickr

The studios where The Beatles filmed "Help" and "A Hard Day's Night" has been saved by its new owner.

Twickenham Film Studios in south west London will remain as an active film and television facility thanks to its buyer Twickenham Studios Ltd., which is led by businessman Sunny Vohra.

For more on this story, see ITV London.

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