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Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2003 6:09 am | Updated: 1:25 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

MODENA, Italy - Luciano Pavarotti married his longtime partner and producer Nicoletta Mantovani on Saturday in a song-filled, celebrity-studded ceremony held in the main theater of the tenor's hometown.

Hundreds of fans gathered outside Modena's Teatro Comunale to watch the bride, dressed in a rose-colored Armani gown and toting a bouquet of pink roses, arrive for the nuptials with her father. She waved to the crowd before heading inside.

The couple's year-old daughter, Alice, was the official host of the wedding, and like her mother, wore a rose Armani dress, Pavarotti's publicist Terri Robson said.

Pavarotti, 68 and Mantovani, 34, have been living together since 1996, when their love story took gossip columns by storm. Mantovani had worked for Pavarotti during summers when she was a university student, and she now produces his Pavarotti & Friends concerts as well as other events.

Performances scheduled for the wedding, which was closed to the media, included Andrea Bocelli singing the "Ave Maria," and songs by a London-based gospel choir and the children's choir of Modena.

The guest list included Sting and his wife, Trudy Styler, Bono and his family, designers Donatella Versace, Alberta Ferretti and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, actress Gina Lollobrigida and Italian soccer star Alessandro Del Piero.

Pavarotti has three children from his marriage to Adua Veroni, who managed his multimillion-dollar business affairs.

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