Pavarotti plans to return home to Italy this weekend and resuming his farewell tour after having a neck surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital on March 9, 2005 to repair two vertebrae. The 69-year-old tenor spokesperson Terri Robson says everything works well as Pavarotti has soon recovered and currently rehearsing with his conductor, Leone Magiera, every day.
And now he's been at his New York apartment with his wife, Nicoletta, and daughter, Alice. Next Pavarotti is scheduled to continue his tour with a concert on April 2, 2005 in Johannesburg, South Africa, which soon followed by shows in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 7); Kiev, Ukraine (April 13); Rotterdam, Netherlands (April 16); and Prague, Czech Republic (April 20).
Furthermore, Robson says that Pavarotti's tour will also include a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 24, 2005 with a final gala concert in New York next year, after which he has planned to retire from singing.