Opera legend Luciano Pavarotti has married former-secretary NICOLETTA MANTOVANI in a private ceremony on Saturday (13DEC03) - which was "hosted" by their baby daughter.

The NESSUN DORMA singer tied the knot in a ceremony in northern Italy which was attended by names including U2 frontman Bono, Italian singer Zucchero and Spanish tenor JOSE CARRERAS. Pavarotti's tenor pal Andrea Bocelli performed AVE MARIA during the touching ceremony

The couple's 11-month-old daughter Alice "sent" invitations which read, "Alice joyfully invites you to the wedding of daddy Luciano and mummy Nicoletta."

After the ceremony the newly-weds headed to a vast marquee in a park in Modena, Italy where they were joined by hundreds of guests for the reception.

Luciano met Nicoletta when she worked for him as a secretary, and despite her being half his age he left his wife of 37 years, ADUA VERONI - with whom he has three children, for the younger woman.

14/12/2003 10:41