Luciano Pavarotti's widow, Nicoletta Mantovani, married financial advisor Alberto Tinarelli after just nine months of dating.
The couple were married on September 20 in the Basilica Church of Sant Antoni da Padova in their hometown of Bologna.
On her star-studded guest list were Nicoletta's close friend, the singer-songwriter Filippo Neviani, known by his stage name Nek, the Italian flautist Andrea Griminelli and his glamorous fashion designer Rossana Redondo.
Nicoletta, 50, was accompanied by 17-year-old daughter Alice, who she shares with the late opera star, who died of pancreatic cancer in September 2007 at the age of 71, and her parents Gianni and Gianna Mantovani.
Luciano Pavarotti's widow, Nicoletta Mantovani, married financial advisor Alberto Tinarelli after just nine months of dating
The couple married in their hometown of Bologna with a star-studded guest list and looked very much in love (pictured)
In December 2003, Nicoletta married the late opera star, who died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 71 in December 2007
The couple were also joined by Anna Maria Bernini, member of the Italian Senate of the Republic, fashion queen Marvi De Angelis and the singers Giovanni Caccamo and Lorenzo Licitra.
Nicoletta wore a long ice blue lace dress with her golden locks in loose waves and looked radiant as she kissed and hugged her new husband, 52.
Alice also wore a lacy blue dress with a sleek boat neckline and a cut at the knee and completed her outfit with silver shoes.
Nicoletta wore a bouquet of white roses and blossoms, put on stylish black glasses and decorated them with a simple silver cross chain.
The couple reportedly had a sparkling reception with their 150 VIP guests in a private villa.
Nicoletta, 50, was accompanied by her daughter Alice, 17, who also wore a lacy blue dress like her mother
Nicoletta's parents Gianni and Gianna Mantovani, pictured with their granddaughter Alice, attended the wedding in the Basilica of Sant Antoni da Padova
The couple got married in the basil of Sant Antoni da Padova in the bride's native Bologna. Pictured: Groom Alberto Tinarelli hugs his new stepdaughter Alice Pavarotti
The glamorous VIP guests included the Italian flautist Andrea Griminelli and his glamorous fashion designer Rossana Redondo (picture)
A year ago, film producer Nicoletta admitted that she didn't believe there would ever be anyone in her life, telling the Daily Mail weekend magazine, "One great love in life is enough."
After being introduced by writer Grazia Verasani Alberto, a consultant to a financial services firm, the couple reportedly had an "instant spark" and spent the time locking up together.
She said before: “It was love immediately. We are so happy. We had no reason to marry if not out of a maddened wish. & # 39;
According to today, Nicoletta was anxious to get married in a church; She said, "As a believer, it was important for me to declare our love before the Lord."
She said her wedding would be "with the friends we have in our hearts in the name of simplicity and the true things".
The couple were also joined by Anna Maria Bernini, a member of the Italian Senate of the Republic, left, and the fashion queen Marvi De Angelis
Nicoletta wore an ice-blue lace dress with golden curls in loose waves and looked radiant when she kissed and hugged her new husband Alberto (52)
Nicoletta's close friend, the singer-songwriter Filippo Neviani, known by his stage name Nek (picture left), was present, as was his fellow musician Giovanni Caccamo
Alice, who lived with the couple during the lockdown and met her new stepfather Alberto, is said to be very happy for her mother.
About her new husband, Nicoletta said of the publication: “He is so special that after asking me to marry him, he told me that if he saw Alice falter we would never marry again, and so he asked her that exploded with joy. Now we are a real family. & # 39;
Nicoletta was Pavarotti's second wife and was studying science at university when they met. At the age of 23 she had a summer job at a riding competition, where she was discovered by the then 57-year-old enthusiastic rider Pavarotti.
The tenor was married to his first wife Adua Veroni from 1961 to 2000 and had three daughters, Lorenza, Cristina and Giuliana.
A year ago, the film producer admitted that she didn't believe there would ever be anyone in her life and told the Daily Mail weekend magazine, "One great love in life is enough." But after the couple were introduced by the writer Grazia Verasani Alberto, a consultant to a financial services firm, they reportedly had an "instant spark" and spent their lockdown together
Nicoletta said before: “It was love immediately. We are so happy. We had no reason to get married if not because of an insane desire to do so. & # 39;
Speaking of her new husband, Nicoletta said to the publication, “He is so special that after asking me to marry him, he told me that if he saw Alice stagger we would never marry again, and all that he asked her too, who exploded with joy. Now we are a real family. & # 39;
He and Nicoletta married on December 13, 2003 after greeting Alice in January of that year. Alice's twin brother Riccardo was stillborn after complications.
At the end of his life it was falsely reported that their marriage was ended, but Nicoletta never left his side and kept her then four-year-old daughter with her for memories.
Last year, a documentary directed by noted filmmaker Ron Howard was released that traces the life of the legendary opera singer from his humble beginnings as a child in Modena to the heights of his powers as the world's pre-eminent opera tenor.
The film showed the amazing highs of his illustrious career, including Pavarotti's time with the three tenors and his amazing transition into pop music, which eventually made him one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.
Pavarotti is known to love to eat and weighed 25 stones at its peak. On his international farewell tour in 2006, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The following year he died at his home in Modesta, Italy.
Alice, who lived with the couple during the lockdown and met her new stepfather Alberto, is said to be very happy for her mother (pictured with her parents on their wedding day as a baby).
WHAT IS PANCREATIC CANCER?
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease, and around 95 percent of people who get it die from it.
Joan Crawford, Patrick Swayze, and Luciano Pavarotti all died of pancreatic cancer.
It is the sixth leading cause of cancer death in the UK – around 10,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year in the UK and around 55,000 in the US.
WHAT IS THE REASON?
It is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas – a large gland in the digestive system.
WHO IS HIGHEST RISK?
Most cases (90 percent) occur in people over the age of 55.
Around half of all new cases occur in people aged 75 and over.
One in ten cases is attributed to genetics.
Other possible causes include age, smoking, and other health conditions, including diabetes.
WHY IS IT SO DEADLY?
There is no method of screening for pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer usually doesn't show symptoms in the early stages when it could be better managed.
People tend to develop the tell-tale signs – jaundice and abdominal pain – by stage 3 or 4, when they have likely already spread to other organs.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS?
The only effective treatment is removal of the pancreas.
This proves largely ineffective for those whose cancer has spread to other organs.
In these cases, palliative care is recommended to relieve pain at the end of their life.
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