The widow of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti has finally sold off one of the tenor's luxury New York City apartments, six years after his death. The singer owned three pads on the same floor of the Hampshire House building, which overlooks Central Park, and his wife Nicoletta Mantovani offloaded one of the one-bedroom properties last November (12) for just under $1 million (£666,667).
Now the same buyers have acquired the keys to another of Pavarotti's apartments for almost the same fee after Mantovani was forced to lower her initial asking price of $1.75 million (£1.17 million).
She is reportedly planning to keep the third unit, a two bedroom pad, for herself.
Pavarotti died in 2007 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti celebrated 40 years in opera with a special concert in the Italian town of his birth. Pavarotti, 65, was a guest of honor at Sunday's concert, which featured fellow opera stars, including Three Tenors partner Jose Carreras. The third tenor, Placido Domingo, could not attend because of an emergency operation, CNN reports. Pavarotti sang three pieces during the three-hour concert held at Modena's Opera House. Pavarotti's singing has received harsh criticism in the past, suggesting his voice is starting to deteriorate. Since 1995, he has failed to hit the High C notes he used to sing so effortlessly. "Forty years is a long time, and I celebrated in the best way," said Pavarotti, also known to fans as The Maestro. The tenor is next scheduled to appear at a fund-raising concert on May 29 for Afghan refugees in Modena. He also will perform in London's Hyde Park and Peking's Forbidden City later this year.