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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.

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.

Opera star looks forward to Olympic role

World-famous opera singer Bryn Terfel will be the high-profile face of the Olympic torch relay as it travels through North Wales.

The celebrated bass-baritone is looking forward to his latest role.