Montblanc Patron of Art Luciano Pavarotti 888 fountain pen (2015)

Item no: 111647

€7.024,79 EUR
Montblanc Patron of Art 2015 Luciano Pavarotti 888 fountain pen.The 2015 Montblanc Patron of Art limited edition honors Luciano Pavarotti, one of the most famous opera singers in the world and, according to many, the best tenor of his generation.

He made his debut as an opera singer in 1961 as Rodolfo in 'La Bohème'. His American debut followed in 1965 in Miami with the Belcanto opera 'Lucia di Lammermoor', by Donizetti. In 1966 he appeared in Covent Garden as Tonio in 'La fille du régiment'. His overwhelming performances caused his career to gain momentum. The collaboration with tenors Placido Domingo and José Carreras, under the name "De Drie Tenoren", also gave him even greater name recognition. In addition, there were the world-famous benefit concerts' Pavarotti & amp; Friends', with big names from the classical and pop world. Featuring Andrea Bocelli, George Michael, Elton John, The Spice Girls, Jon Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Liza Minnelli, Ricky Martin, B.B. King, The Eurythmics and many others.

This limited Patron of Art 888 edition is inspired by the aria "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini's opera "Turandot". With this aria Pavarotti has achieved one of his greatest successes and after that performed it so regularly that it can be considered his "favorite song".

Giacomo Puccini's opera is set in imperial China, the black swinging dragon on the white lacquered cap refers to this. The eyes of the dragon are designed by means of small red garnet gemstones. The 18K gold piston knob features oriental opera decorations and the tip of the pen is decorated with a faceted garnet. The grip area features five engraved rings that symbolize the five rows of seats located one above the other in the "Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti" in Modena, his hometown, named after him. In addition, these rings represent the five most important operas that made Pavarotti world famous; Turandot, La Bohème, Rigoletto, Un ballo in Mascera and L'elisir d'amore.

Before each performance, Pavarotti always looked in the backstage for a bent nail, which he carried on stage as a talisman in his trouser pocket. The 18 krt. gold nib of this edition features a fine engraving of such a curved nail.


18K gold.



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