Luciano Pavarotti`s `unheard` first recording to be released 50 years on

London: The first recording made by opera singer, Luciano Pavarotti, is being released 50 years after he made his English television debut.

The recording, which was discovered by his widow, is an aria from Puccini`s La Boheme, the BBC reported.

It is being re-mastered for release after it had remained unheard in his personal archives for five decades.

The recording of Che Gelida Manina is being released by Decca Records as part of an album of 50 of his best tracks.

Several of Pavarotti`s duets with stars including Frank Sinatra, Bono and Eric Clapton will also feature on the album.

The Italian tenor first performed in front of a British audience in 1963, when he appeared on `Sunday Night At The London Palladium` with Bruce Forsyth .

Pavarotti, who was one of the most successful opera stars of all time, died of cancer in 2007.