Corrado Rovaris

Trudy Lee Cohen/Opera Philadelphia

We're going back in time to 1986, and tenor Luciano Pavarotti was in town to sing Verdi's Requiem Mass at the Spectrum conducted by Lorin Maazel with a full orchestra and vocalists from the Opera Company of Philadelphia, now famously known as Opera Philadelphia. The entire concert was broadcast throughout the country on PBS.

You can see Opera Philadelphia’s recent revival of La bohème under the stars on Independence Mall on September 14th at 7 PM. This year's Opera on the Mall features a screening of the beloved Puccini blockbuster.